High Temperature

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 396–403 | Cite as

The Effect of Radiative-Convective Heat Transfer on the Formation of Current Layer

  • E. N. Vasil’ev
  • D. A. Nesterov
Heat and Mass Transfer and Physical Gasdynamics


A two-dimensional computational model is suggested for the calculation of radiative-convective heat transfer in the channel of an MHD generator with a self-sustaining current layer (T-layer). The calculation results demonstrate that the characteristic features of the T-layer dynamics include the development of hydrodynamic instability of the Rayleigh-Taylor type and the flow of electrically nonconducting gas past the discharge region. These physical mechanisms lead to irregularity and nonstationarity of flow in the channel; in so doing, the discharge region changes its structure periodically and exists both as several current-conducting channels and as a unified plasma formation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Vasil’ev
    • 1
  • D. A. Nesterov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computational Modeling, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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