Magnetic flows in a tube with the effects of viscosity variation

Ching-Yao Chen*, Chin Yih Hong, Shu Wei Wang

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The effects of viscosity dependence on the local strength of magnetic field are investigated numerically in a cylindrical geometry. The increase of viscosity resulting from the presence of magnetic field, which has been commonly neglected in most of the simulations, is found to have significant damping effect on the flow field. There exists a critical magnetic strength that leads to different effects in the flow field. The flow is perturbed more significantly for higher magnetic strength if not exceeding the critical value. However beyond the critical magnetic strength, the damping effects overpower the influences of magnetic force to the flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2002


  • Magnetic flow
  • Numerical simulation
  • Viscosity variance

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