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MHD Channel Flow with Skewed Applied Magnetic Induction Field
Science Research
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 62-77
Received: Aug. 17, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 30, 2014; Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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Frederick J. Young, Department of Communications and Arts, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA
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The effects of the constant applied magnetic field as a function of its angle with the channel walls is studied using finite elements. This is done for insulating channel walls and for two insulating and two conducting walls forming a short-circuited magnetohydrodynamic generator. The volumetric flow rate is kept constant by regulating the pressure gradient as a function of the applied magnetic induction angle. The necessary pressure gradient diminishes as the angle increases from 0 to 45 degrees because the electrical current flow diminishes. This paper affords a simple and quick method for solving MHD generator problems that defied solution for many years.
Magnetohydrodynamic, Generator, Channel, Insulating and Conducting Walls, Skewed Induction
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Frederick J. Young, MHD Channel Flow with Skewed Applied Magnetic Induction Field, Science Research. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 62-77. doi: 10.11648/
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