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On the magnetohydrodynamic flow between eccentrically rotating disks

Rao, AR and Rao, PR (1983) On the magnetohydrodynamic flow between eccentrically rotating disks. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 21 (4). pp. 359-372.

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The steady flow of an incompressible, viscous, electrically conducting fluid between two parallel, infinite, insulated disks rotating with different angular velocities about two noncoincident axes has been investigated; under the application of a uniform magnetic field in the axial direction. The solutions for the symmetric and asymmetric velocities are presented. The interesting feature arising due to the magnetic field is that in the central region the flow attains a uniform rotation with mean angular velocity at all rotation speeds for sufficiently large Hartmann number. In this case the flow adjusts to the rotational velocities of the disks mainly in the boundary layers near the disks. The forces on the disks are found to increase due to the presence of the applied magnetic field.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belong Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 08:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20918

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