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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 256898, 11 pages
Research Article

MHD Two-Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer between Two Inclined Parallel Plates in a Rotating System

Department of Mathematics, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam 530 045, India

Received 17 April 2014; Revised 18 November 2014; Accepted 23 November 2014; Published 17 December 2014

Academic Editor: Majid Ghassemi

Copyright © 2014 P. Sri Ramachandra Murty and G. Balaji Prakash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two-phase magnetohydrodynamic convective flow of electrically conducting fluid through an inclined channel is studied under the action of a constant transverse magnetic field in a rotating system. The fluids in the two phases are steady, incompressible, laminar, immiscible, and electrically conducting, having different densities, viscosities, and thermal and electrical conductivities. The transport properties of both the fluids are assumed constant. The bounding infinite inclined parallel plates are maintained at different constant temperatures, making an angle with the horizontal. Approximate solutions for velocity and temperature distributions are obtained by using a straightforward regular perturbation technique. An in-depth study has been done on the effects of rotation parameter, Hartmann number, inclination angle, the ratio of electrical conductivities, and viscosities of two fluids on the flow. It is observed that the effect of increasing rotation is to decrease the primary velocity. Further it is noticed that as the rotation increases, the secondary velocity increases for smaller rotation, while for larger rotation it decreases. It is also found that the temperature distribution decreases as the rotation increases.