Applied Scientific Research, Section B

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 266–276 | Cite as

Viscous lifting of a conducting fluid in the presence of a magnetic field

  • M. D. Bradshaw
  • F. J. Young
  • J. F. Osterle


This paper describes the effect of a magnetic field upon the viscous lifting of a conducting fluid for two types of lifting surfaces; conducting and non-conducting. It is shown that the magnetic field produces very small effects on the film thickness and mass flow rate for the case of the dielectric plate. For the conducting plate, the effects are more pronounced and increase with larger values of the ratio of plate conductivity to fluid conductivity. The analysis employed here is simplified to the extent that the effects of surface tension are not included.


Mass Flow Rate Short Circuit Conducting Fluid Dielectric Plate Conducting Plate 
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© Martinus Nijhoff 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Bradshaw
    • 1
  • F. J. Young
    • 1
  • J. F. Osterle
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Institute of TechnologyPittsburghUSA

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