Thermomagnetic convection in a cylindrical enclosure. Part 1: Zero gravity
Belarusian National Technical University, 65 Independence Ave., 220013 Minsk, Republic of Belarus
2 Belarusian State University, 4 Independence Sq., 220050 Minsk, Republic of Belarus
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Published online: 4 July 2018
The effects of a uniform external magnetic field on the thermomagnetic convection of magnetic fluid in a cylindrical enclosure are numerically studied. It was found that uniform magnetic field can be cause the convection in the non-uniformly heated magnetic fluid in a cylindrical enclosure even in the case of zero gravity. There are two threshold values of fluid magnetization and temperature gradient. Above the first threshold the convective flow is realized as circular flow, above the second one there are two cells in the enclosure. The angle between a magnetic field strength and a temperature gradient is found to be significant factor influencing structure of a convective flow and heat transfer control.
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