Magneto hydrodynamic buoyant convection of an electrically conducting fluid in a tilted square cavity

TitleMagneto hydrodynamic buoyant convection of an electrically conducting fluid in a tilted square cavity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAbishek S., Katte SS
JournalHeat Transfer—Asian Research
Volume40
Pagination49–68
KeywordsDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract

A numerical investigation of steady-natural convection of an electrically conducting fluid, enclosed in a tilted square cavity, subjected to a uniform magnetic field applied perpendicular to the plane of cavity is presented. A comprehensive understanding of the effects of controlling parameters on the flow and heat transfer is delineated for a wide range of parameters. Correlations for the average Nusselt number are presented specifically for fluids with low Prandtl numbers pertaining to liquid metals. It is made known that when the applied magnetic field is perpendicular to the plane of the cavity, the magneto hydrodynamic drag is greatest as compared to any other direction of the applied magnetic field and consequently the suppression of convection is also at its maximum, irrespective of all other controlling parameters. 8 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Heat Trans Asian Res; Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI 10.1002/htj.20326

URLhttp://www.iieta.org/Journals/H%26TECH/ARCHIVE/Volume%2028%20No%202
DOI10.1002/htj.20326