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Experimental investigation of the pressure distribution for constrained MHD flow past cylinders

A. B. Tsinober - P. G. Shtern

Institute of Physics, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

Measuraments are carried out for the pressure distribution along the walls of a rectangular channel in which a circular cylinder is placed, for a mercury now in a transverse magnetic field. It is determined that for a sufficiently strong magnetic field the flow is converted into a Stokes now. The criterion for transition to this regime is determined experimentally. We obtain verification that there exist Ludford-type layers in the region of sharp variation of the geometry of the now bowldaries in a strollg magnetic field. The effect of confinement of the now on the pressure distribution along the channel walls is investigated.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 9, No. 1, 12-18, 1973 [PDF] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 9, No. 1, 9-14, 1973 [PDF, 0.42 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X