The influence of variation of electroconductivity on ionized gas flow in the boundary layer along a porous wall

Slobodan Savić, Branko Obrović

This paper investigates ionized gas flow in the boundary layer when its electroconductivity is varied. The flow is planar and the contour is porous. At first, it is assumed that the ionized gas electroconductivity σ depends only on the longitudinal variable. Then we adopt that it is a function of the ratio of the longitudinal velocity and the velocity at the outer edge of the boundary layer. For both electroconductivity variation laws, by application of the general similarity method, the governing boundary layer equations are brought to a generalized form and numerically solved in a four-parametric three times localized approximation. Based on many tabular solutions, we have shown diagrams of the most important nondimensional values and characteristic boundary layer functions for both of the assumed laws. Finally, some conclusions about influence of certain physical values on ionized gas flow in the boundary layer have been drawn.