Numerical analysis is performed for magnetic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow fields in electromagnetic (EM) pump. A finite volume method is applied to solve governing equations of magnetic field and the Navier-Stokes equations. Vector and scalar potential methods are adopted to obtain the electric and magnetic fields and the resulting Lorentz force in solving Maxwell equations. The magnetic field and velocity distributions are found to be affected by the phase of applied electric current and the magnitude of the Reynolds number. Computational results indicate that the magnetic flux distribution with changing phase of input electric current is characterized by pairs of counter-rotating closed loops. The axial velocity distributions are represented with S-type profiles for the case of the r-direction of Lorentz force dominated flows.
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Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic Flow in Annular Duct
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Yoo, GJ, Choi, HK, & Eun, JJ. "Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic Flow in Annular Duct." Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 3. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 25–29, 2004. pp. 371-376. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE12-49035
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