Special Issue "Numerical Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamics Flows"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Toshio Tagawa

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
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Phone: +81-42-585-8662
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; magnetohydrodynamics; modeling of interfacial flows; thermal convection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is a field of study combined by the fluid mechanics and electromagnetism. The flow of conducting materials are substantially influenced by the electromagnetic force, i.e., J x B force. This mechanism has been widely applied to various industries, such as steel-making processes, semiconductor crystal growth, liquid metal blankets in nuclear fusion reactors, electromagnetic pumps, electromagnetic levitation of drop, dynamo simulation of planets, and so on. Related to these processes, it is necessary to investigate fundamental MHD flows such as natural convection, free-surface, rotational flows, as well as the flows in ducts or pipes. Chandraskar studied the magnetohydordynamic stability for fundamental flows (Rayleigh-Bénard convection or Taylor-Couette flow) extensively owing to his mathematical ability without direct use of the numerical analysis. Nowadays, due to the developments of both the computational resources and its techniques, more complex MHD flows are now being investigated through numerical analyses. This Special Issue focuses on numerical techniques for analysing complex MHD flows, for instance, 1) the method of how to solve induction equations expressed by the magnetic field or the magnetic vector potential, 2) free-surface MHD flows, 3) stability analysis for MHD flows, 4) MHD flows caused by alternating magnetic fields (moving, rotating or oscillating magnetic field), and 5) high Hartmann number flows.

Dr. Toshio Tagawa
Guest Editor

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  • induction equation
  • Hartmann number
  • stability analysis
  • alternating magnetic field

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