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Title:Three-Dimensional Analysis of Boundary Layers in Magnetohydrodynamic Open Channel Flow
Author(s):Hays, Paul Robert
Department / Program:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Discipline:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Applied Mechanics
Abstract:The pumping of liquid metals through open channels by MHD effects can be applied to slag separation or continuous casting processes by the metallurgy industry. This study involves the analysis of the boundary layer structure of non-uniform open channel flow in a rectangular channel, with perfectly conducting sidewalls, an insulating bottom and a uniform magnetic field applied perpendicular to the bottom, the plane of which is sloped with respect to the horizontal.
To supply the non-trivial three-dimensional sidewall boundary layer structure a boundary value problem is posed and reduced to two integral equations coupled in two unknowns. The twenty-four point Gauss-Legendre quadrature scheme used to represent the integrals, leads to a set of forty-eight simultaneous equations which is solved numerically for the unknowns.
Once obtained, these unknowns are used in the numerical calculation of sample velocity profiles which illustrate and contrast MHD effects in open channel and closed duct flows.
Issue Date:1980
Description:55 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8026515
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1980

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