On soft stability loss in rotating turbulent MHD flows

Arkady Kapusta, Boris Mikhailovich

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The problem of the stability of turbulent flows of liquid metal in a cylindrical cavity against small velocity disturbances under the action of a rotating magnetic field (RMF) has been studied. The flow is considered in the induction-free approximation using the 'external' friction model. A system of dimensionless equations is examined in cylindrical coordinates. The results of computations performed on the basis of this mathematical model using the exchange of stabilities principle have shown a good consistency between the critical values of computed and experimental Reynolds numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041416
JournalFluid Dynamics Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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