Heat transfer augmentation of MHD duct flow via current injection

A.H.A. Hamid, W.K. Hussam, G.J. Sheard

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In the present study, the idea of heat-transfer enhancement from a duct wall is based on generating the intensive flow vorticity parallel to a magnetic field downstream of a field-aligned cylinder. The electromagnetic effects on the quasi-two-dimensional flows is in the form of Hartmann friction and the forcing due to the injected electric current from a Hartmann wall. The electric current amplitude and frequency are systematically varied to explore its influences on the convective heat transport phenomenon. This investigation builds on a recommendation from previous work dedicated to understand of the flow stability in a similar configuration. The results indicate that the imposed current injection significantly alters the dynamics behavior of the wake behind a cylinder, and that the convective heat transfer improves by almost twofold.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization, FLUCOME 2015
Subtitle of host publicationDoha, Qatar; November 15-18, 2015
EditorsY Haik
PublisherQatar University
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event13th International Symposium on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization - Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Duration: 15 Nov 201518 Nov 2015


Conference13th International Symposium on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization
Abbreviated titleFLUCOME2015


  • magnetohydrodynamic
  • heat transfer
  • vortex shedding

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