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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2017, Article ID 6856470, 6 pages
Research Article

Finite Element Solution of an Unsteady MHD Flow through Porous Medium between Two Parallel Flat Plates

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, State of Palestine

Correspondence should be addressed to AbdelLatif Sa’adAldin; moc.kooltuo@fital.ledba

Received 27 January 2017; Accepted 19 April 2017; Published 14 June 2017

Academic Editor: Ali R. Ashrafi

Copyright © 2017 AbdelLatif Sa’adAldin and Naji Qatanani. 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.


Finite element solution of unsteady magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow of an electrically conducting, incompressible viscous fluid past through porous medium between two parallel plates is presented in the presence of a transverse magnetic field and Hall effect. The results obtained from some test cases are then compared with previous published work using the finite difference method (FDM). Numerical examples show that the finite element method (FEM) gives more accurate results in comparison with the finite difference method (FDM).