Olalekan Ayodeji Olaleye, Gbenga Adelekan Olalude, Olaniran Kayode Olawale And Peter Ayo Alabi

This paper explores the potential of induced magnetic field on the temperature of clay-loam soil using a mathematical model. In an ideal environment which is assumed to be the setting where the flow takes place, some important postulations were made. Governing equations were then modeled, reduced to non-dimensional form and then to ordinary differential equation. This was afterward solved analytically. The basic physical factors that emerged, that is, the Hartman number (which is the induced magnetic field parameter), radiation parameter and internal heat were examined on the temperature of the clay-loam soil. The numerical results were then graphed using MATLAB R2009b which provided insight into the effects and potential impacts of induced magnetic fields on the temperature of the clay-loamy soil. The results indicate that there is significant difference in the temperature of clay-loam soil exposed to an induced magnetic field and the standard clay-loam soil (without magnetic field). The induced magnetic field increases the temperature of clay-loam soil. This effect is visible both in the short-term and long-term. KEYWORDS: Boundary condition, clay-loam soil, magnetic field, internal heat, radiation parameter. 0150