DRBEM solution of the Cauchy MHD duct flow with a slipping perturbed boundary

Aydin C., Tezer-Sezgin M.

ENGINEERING ANALYSIS WITH BOUNDARY ELEMENTS, vol.93, pp.94-104, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2018.04.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-104
  • Keywords: DRBEM, Cauchy MHD duct flow, Slip velocity, Boundary perturbation, Asymptotic expansions, ELEMENT-METHOD SOLUTION, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW, EQUATIONS, PIPE


In this study, the MHD flow direct and Cauchy problems are solved in a rectangular duct with a perturbed, curved, and slip upper boundary. The aim is to recompute the slipping velocity and the slip length by using the asymptotic analysis with respect to the perturbation parameter e and solving MHD flow equations for the first order and the corrector solutions in the rectangular duct. Hence, without discretizing the curved boundary, we are able to obtain the solution of MHD flow in the duct with curved perturbed boundary. The dual reciprocity boundary element method (DRBEM) is utilized for solving the coupled MHD equations as a whole. The discretization of Cauchy problems leads ill-conditioned systems of linear algebraic equations, hence a regularization technique is necessary. In this study, the Tikhonov regularization is used to obtain the solution of the Cauchy MHD problems. The main advantage of the DRBEM is discretizing only the boundary and providing both the velocity and its normal derivative values on the boundary. This enables us to recover the slip length on the perturbed boundary through the slip boundary condition.