0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Natural Convection of Mercury in a Magnetic Field parallel to the Gravity

[+] Author and Article Information
M. Seki, H. Kawamura, K. Sanokawa

Japan Atomic Energy Institute, Tolai-mura, Ibaraki-ken, 319-111 Japan

J. Heat Transfer 101(2), 227-232 (May 01, 1979) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450951 History: Received December 30, 1977; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

Experimental and numerical studies were carried out on the natural convection of mercury in a rectangular container heated from a vertical wall. A magnetic field was applied parallel to the gravity vector and to the heated wall. Experimental results showed that the magnetic field decreased the Nusselt number considerably in the low region of the Grashof number. The effect of the parallel field was found to be less than that for a field normal to the gravity vector, but it is still not negligible. Numerical results on the Nusselt number were found to predict approximately the experimental ones. Calculated velocity profiles displayed noticeable changes due to the application of the magnetic field. A broad stagnation region was formed in the core of the container.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In