Chatterjee, Dipankar and Mishra, Ramgopal (2018) Numerical Investigation of Transient Magnetohydrodynamic Mixed Convection in a Ventilated Cavity Containing Two Heated Circular Cylinders. Heat Transfer Engineering , 39 (12). pp. 1052-1066.

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A two-dimensional finite volume computation is performed to analyze the transient magnetoconvective transport in a ventilated cavity containing two inner heated circular cylinders with identical shape. An electrically conducting fluid (Prandtl number 0.01) enters the cavity through an opening at the middle of the left wall and is taken away by a similar opening at the middle of the right wall. A uniform magnetic field is applied along the horizontal direction normal to the vertical wall. Simulations are performed for the parameters, Richardson number (0, 0.25, 0.5, and 1), Reynolds number (380–550), Hartmann number (0, 10, 20, and 50) and dimensionless gap between the cylinders 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3. The analysis indicates that the transport process is a complex function of the magnetic field strength, mixed convective strength and the cylinder distance. Some typical combinations of these controlling parameters may produce three different transport characteristics such as the steady state, periodic oscillatory, and chaotic. With a lower cylinder distance and higher mixed convective strength, the flow instability increases causing periodic and even chaotic oscillations, whereas the magnetic field due to its damping nature imparts stability to the flow resulting in a steady state flow condition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Convective heat and mass transfer
Depositing User: Dr. Arup Kr. Nandi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 10:18
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 10:18

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