Heat transfer augmentation of a quasi-two-dimensional MHD duct flow via electrically driven vortices

Ahmad H. A. Hamid, Wisam K. Hussam, Gregory J. Sheard

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The fluid dynamics and heat transfer characteristics of magnetohydrodynamic duct flow often degrade the laminarization caused by the magnetic field. The present work evaluates the performance of a system featuring alternating current injection from a point electrode as a vortex promoter for enhancement of the thermal-hydraulic characteristics. It is found that the vortices generated by the current injection alone generally induce a greater thermal-hydraulic performance with a significantly smaller additional pressure loss than configurations featuring a physical obstacle. A maximum overall efficiency index of 1.83 was recorded within the parameter space investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-869
Number of pages23
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2016

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