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An approximate boundary layer calculation of a rotating closed MHD flow

A. R. Muizhnieks - A. T. Yakovich

An approximate calculation of a laminar boundary layer near the end wall of the region of a rotating closed MHD flow has been done. It has been shown that the centrifugal pressure difference due to rotation is p12 ∼ (IB)4/3, where I is the radially supplied current and B the apllied magnetic field. Comparison of calculation and experimental data for turbulent flows has shown that a viscous layer near the end walls plays a decisive role in the case of turbulent flows, too. Figs 2, refs 8.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 27, No. 3, 87-91, 1991 [PDF, 0.28 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 27, No. 3, 312-315, 1991 [PDF, 0.24 Mb]

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