The effect of a magnetic field on free convection heat transfer

E. M. Sparrow, R. D. Cess

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Abstract

Free convection heat transfer due to the simultaneous action of buoyancy and induced magnetic forces is investigated. The analysis is carried out for laminar boundary-layer flow about an isothermal vertical plate. It is found that the free convection heat transfer to liquid metals may be significantly affected by the presence of a magnetic field; but that very small effects are experienced by other fluids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1961

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The effect of a magnetic field on free convection heat transfer. / Sparrow, E. M.; Cess, R. D.

In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 3, No. 4, 12.1961, p. 267-274.

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