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Laminar heat transfer in MHD-flow in a rectangular duct. 1. Numerical and analytical studies

S. Yu. Smolentsev1 - A. V. Tananaev1 - D. A. Dajeh2

1 St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2 Yarmouk University, Irbid, Yordan

Laminar heat transfer in the MHD-flows in straight rectangular ducts with a complanar magnetic field has been studied numerically and analytically. A range of fully developed Nusselt number variations have been estimated using a step-type velocity profile approximation. Asymptotic formulas for fully-developed Nusselt numbers in M-type velocity profile MHD-flows have been derived. Results of numerical calculations illustrating the effect of velocity profile, Joule and viscous dissipation on the temperature distribution have been presented. Figs 4, Refs 3.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 33, No. 2, 181-189, 1997 [PDF, 0.45 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 33, No. 2, 1487-154, 1997 [PDF]

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