Two-dimensional magnetic fields in magnetohydrodynamic channels with steel walls at finite magnetic reynolds numbers
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Plane problems on the distribution of a two-dimensional magnetic field in magnetohydrodynamic channels with ferromagnetic walls at appreciable magnetic Reynolds numbers and prescribed flow hydrodynamics are studied. An integral representation for the total magnetic induction is constructed with the use of a complex influence function describing the field resulting from a unit current. This makes it possible to obtain arbitrarily close approximations to exact solutions of the problems on a digital computer. Influence functions for various channels can be determined by mirror reflections and conformai mappings. The method is illustrated by numerical calculations of the distribution of the magnetic field for the flow of a conducting fluid along a plane ferromagnetic wall and the flow of a fluid in the space between ferromagnetic walls. Calculations are carried out on the effect of an external circuit and an inhomogeneous transverse velocity profile on the distribution of the magnetic field.
KeywordsReynold Number Plane Problem Digital Computer Transverse Velocity Influence Function
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