Applied Scientific Research

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 16–24

Effect of wall conductances on convective magnetohydrodynamic channel flow

  • C. P. Yu
  • H. K. Yang
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00382379

Cite this article as:
Yu, C.P. & Yang, H.K. Appl. Sci. Res. (1969) 20: 16. doi:10.1007/BF00382379

Summary

The problem of convective magnetohydrodynamic channel flow in a vertical channel subjected simultaneously to an axial temperature gradient and a pressure gradient is examined when the thermal and the electrical conductance of the channel walls are arbitrary. The effects of wall conductances on the flow rate and heat transfer are found and discussed. When the vertical temperature gradient is negative, which is the case of heating from below, there exists a critical Rayleigh number at which the fluid becomes unstable. The critical Rayleigh number is also found as a function of the wall conductances.

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© Martinus Nijhoff 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. K. Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Aerospace Engineering SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and ResearchState University of New York at BuffaloUSA

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