Study of melting of a pure gallium under influence of magnetic field in a square cavity with a local heat source

N. S. Bondareva, M. A. Sheremet

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Numerical analysis of the unsteady natural convection with phase transitions inside the pure galluim under the influence of a uniform magnetic field with a heat source of constant temperature has been conducted in the presence of magnetic field. The vertical walls of the cavity are kept at low constant temperatures whereas the top and bottom horizontal walls are adiabatic with the exception of the heat source of high constant temperature. The mathematical model formulated in dimensionless stream function, vorticity and temperature variables is solved using the implicit finite difference schemes of the second order. The governing parameters are the Rayleigh and Hartmann numbers, and the dimensionless time. The effects of these parameters on the streamlines and isotherms are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012004
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event21st International Conference for Students and Young Scientists: Modern Technique and Technologies, MTT 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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