Natural-convection flow in the presence of a magnetic field in an enclosure heated from bottom and cooled from top is considered. The fluid (molten sodium) properties are function of temperature. To solve the governing non-linear differential equations (mass, momentum and energy) a finite volume code based on PATANKAR’s SIMPLER method is utilized. The results for different Rayleigh and Hartmann numbers show that the strength of the magnetic field has significant effects on the flow and temperature fields. The convection becomes stronger as the Rayleigh number increases while the magnetic field suppresses the convective flow and the heat transfer rate. When the magnetic field is weak and the Rayleigh number is high, the convection is dominant.
- Heat Transfer Division
Numerical Simulation of Magneto-Convection in an Enclosure
Ghassemi, M, & Pirmohammadi, M. "Numerical Simulation of Magneto-Convection in an Enclosure." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences. Volume 2: Theory and Fundamental Research; Aerospace Heat Transfer; Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Computational Heat Transfer. San Francisco, California, USA. July 19–23, 2009. pp. 883-888. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2009-88433
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