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MHD flow in flat layers in rotating and constant magnetic fields

Yu. M. Gelfgat , I. Grants , J. Priede

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

Abstract
The paper presents a theoretical study of an electrically conducting fluid flow driven by a rotating magnetic field (RMF) in a cylindrical vessel, which is additionally exposed to a constant magnetic field (CMF). As a first approximation of the problem, a self-similar axisymmetric swirl flow in a laterally infinite gap between two parallel walls is considered. A detailed scaling analysis and the results of numerical calculations show that the CMF, which is applied additionally to the rotating one is a suitable tool for changing the hydrodynamic characteristics of the flow due to the RMF and for stabilizing it. Table 1, Figs 4, Refs 14.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 31, No. 2, 141-150, 1995 [PDF, 0.54 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 31, No. 2, 125-133, 1995 [PDF, 0.44 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X
DOI: http://doi.org/10.22364/mhd