About this Research Topic
Magnetohydrodynamics based fluid flow has a broad range occurrence in nature, like, solar flares, solar corona, sunspots, solar wind, etc., as well as in various industrial activities (e.g., advanced propulsion, tokamak fusion reactors, metallurgy, etc.). Primarily, the MHD couples Maxwell's electromagnetic equations with the conventional fluid dynamics (Navier -Stokes) equations and generate a modified body force term called `magnetic force', which causes a significant impact on the fluid flow patterns. The magnetic field, along with the convection heat transfer in the different systems, changes the magnetic force to intermingle with buoyancy force. It outlines the convective fluid flow pattern in the system, which may be useful in applications, such as the chemical engineering process, such as crystallization in semiconductors production (maintain crystal growth and minimizing fluid circulation by convection), blankets of liquid metal utilized for fusion reactors.
The characteristics of Magnetohydrodynamics convection are dependent upon the various flow governing factors, the geometry of the system, working fluid (Newtonian, non-Newtonian, nanofluid, etc.), thermal condition, presence of flow controlling bodies, etc. The interdependency of these parameters on the rate of heat transfer under the MHD condition shall be brought into notice.
This Research Topic welcomes research papers within, and not only limited to, the following themes:
· Numerical studies of MHD convection in various systems
· CFD analysis
· Porous media
· Effect of bluff body on thermo-Magnetoconvection
· Modifications in existing numerical techniques for solution of MHD convection
· Heat Transfer enhancements
· MHD convection for Non-Newtonian fluids
· MHD convection for various nanofluids
· Experimental studies
· Heat and Mass Transfer
Keywords: Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Non-Newtonian Fluids
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