Influence of uniform magnetic field on laminar regimes of natural convection in an enclosure

N. S. Bondareva, M. A. Sheremet

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A numerical analysis of spatial laminar regimes of natural convection in an enclosure is conducted in the presence of a uniform magnetic field. The mathematical model formulated in dimensionless natural variables “velocity-pressure-temperature” has been implemented numerically by the method of control volume. The influence of the Rayleigh number (10<sup>3</sup> ≤ Ra ≤ 10<sup>5</sup>) and the Hartmann number (0 ≤ Ha ≤ 100), the orientation of the magnetic induction vector (0 ≤ φ ≤ π/2) as well as of the geometric parameter (0.2 ≤ A ≤ 5), which reflects the enclosure relative length, on the velocity and temperature distributions as well as the average Nusselt number on a typical isothermal boundary has been studied in detail. A possibility of describing the integral heat exchange in the spatial object under consideration on the basis of the two-dimensional model has been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-216
Number of pages14
JournalThermophysics and Aeromechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2015



  • Boussinesq approximation
  • laminar regime
  • natural convection
  • numerical modelling
  • uniform magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiation

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