Magnetohydrodynamic Flow in Tubes of Arbitrary Contour

Mario F. Letelier, Siginer Dennis, C. Moraga

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The effect of the cross-sectional shape on the steady flow of a Newtonian fluid in long tubes under an electromagnetic force is explored. A general method of analysis is presented, which draws on previous results of the authors in the study of flow in tubes of arbitrary contours. The velocity field is determined and analyzed for a variety of cross-sectional shapes that include the triangle, square and others. These results aim, in part, at providing a basis for the investigation of more complex flows, such as magnetorheological flows, in tubes of non-circular shapes. Such flows are important in many applications as related to damping devices and others where controlled modulation of resistance forces is desired.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2008Nov 6 2008


Conference2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Abbreviated titleIMECE 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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