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Buoyancy driven MHD flows

  • Ulrich Müller
  • Leo Bühler
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Abstract

Buoyancy driven magnetohydrodynamic flows are considered in the context of some magnetically confined fusion reactors using liquid metals as breeder and/or coolant Giancarli, Severi, Baraer, Leroy, Mercier, Proust and Quintric-Bossy (1992). Here, convective or forced flow is strongly opposed by the applied magnetic field. In these applications it may happen that the MHD damping is so large that convective heat transfer becomes a problem.

Keywords

Nusselt Number Rayleigh Number Critical Rayleigh Number Hartmann Number Critical Wave Number 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Müller
    • 1
  • Leo Bühler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Kern- und EnergietechnikForschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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