Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Numerical Study of Hydromagnetic Convection of an Electrically Conductive Fluid With Variable Properties Inside an Enclosure

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Pirmohammadi, M. ; Islamic Azad Univ., Pardis, Iran ; Ghassemi, M. ; Keshtkar, A.

The buoyancy-driven magnetohydrodynamic flow in a liquid-metal-filled square enclosure is investigated by 2-D numerical simulation. The enclosure is differentially heated at two opposite vertical walls, the horizontal walls being adiabatic, and a uniform magnetic field is applied orthogonal to the gravity vector. To solve the governing nonlinear differential equations (mass, momentum, and energy), a finite-volume code based on Patankar's SIMPLER method is utilized. The results are obtained for a Rayleigh number (Ra) of 5 × 106, with a Prandtl number of 0.0091 (characteristic of Na at 150 °C) and a Hartmann number (Ha) between 100 and 700. The fluid properties are considered as a function of temperature so that the values of these properties at the hot wall are lower than that of the cold wall. It is found that the resistance to fluid motion is stronger near the hot wall and the flow intensity increases in this region. Thus, due to continuity, the form of the streamlines changes, and the symmetry of the isotherms is broken.

Published in:

Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan. 2011

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.