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    Transient Electrohydrodynamics of a Liquid Jet: Evolution of The Flow Field

    A. Behjatian1, A. Esmaeeli1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 299-317, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.299
    Abstract Computational studies are performed to explore the underlying physics behind the evolution of the flow field in an around a liquid jet that is immersed in another liquid and is exposed to a uniform electric field. Here the focus is on finite Reynolds and O(1) Ohnesorge number flows. This is achieved by solving the full Navier-Stokes and electric field equations using a front tracking/finite difference technique in the framework of Taylor's leaky dielectric theory. It is shown that the evolution of the flow field is determined by the relative magnitude of the ratio of the electric conductivity R = σioMore >

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    Low Reynolds Numbers LDA-Experimental Analysis of the Near-Field of an Isothermal Laminar Round Free Jet

    A. Abbassi1,2, N. Kechiche1, H. Ben Aissia1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 319-341, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.319
    Abstract Jet transition towards a turbulent state is an interesting topic requiring a detailed analysis of the process leading to the onset and amplification of small flow disturbances. Here we examine experimentally the transition process for an isothermal laminar round free jet at low values of the Reynolds number. Close to the inlet nozzle, the turbulence intensity is assumed to be small enough so that the initial shear layer can be considered laminar and the velocity profile uniform. Experimental data are obtained using a Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) technique at various longitudinal and transversal coordinates, (x,y). Spectral analysis of the instantaneous… More >

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    MHD Effect on Relative Motion of Two Immiscible Liquid Spheres

    D.V. Jayalakshmamma1, Dinesh P.A.2, M. Sankar3, D.V. Ch,rashekhar4
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 343-357, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.343
    Abstract We examine the motion of the two concentric immiscible liquid spheres with different viscosities in an electrically conducting fluid in the presence of transverse magnetic field. The inner sphere is assumed to move at a constant velocity. The Stoke’s equation along with the Lorentz force is considered to model the resulting fluid flow, analytical solutions being obtained by the similarity solution method in terms of modified Bessel’s functions. Streamlines related to the fluid circulation in the annulus between the two liquid spheres and inside the inner liquid sphere are presented for different combinations of the governing non-dimensional parameters. More >

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    Effect of Porosity and Magnetic Field Dependent Viscosity on Revolving Ferrofluid Flow in the Presence of Stationary Disk

    Anupam Bh,ari1, Vipin Kumar2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 359-375, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.359
    Abstract The purpose of this paper is to study the flow characteristics of a ferrofluid revolving through a porous medium with a magnetic-field-dependent viscosity in the presence of a stationary disk. A Finite Difference Method is employed to discretize the set of nonlinear coupled differential equations involved in the problem. The discretized nonlinear equations, in turn, are solved by a Newton method (using MATLAB) taking the initial guess with the help of a PDE Solver. Results displayed in graphical form are used to assess the effect of the variable viscosity and porosity parameters on the velocity components. The displacement thickness of… More >

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    Numerical Study of Combined Natural Convection-surface Radiation in a Square Cavity

    S. Hamimid1,2, M. Guellal1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 377-393, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.377
    Abstract Combined laminar natural convection and surface radiation in a differentially heated square cavity has been investigated by a finite volume method through the concepts of staggered grid and SIMPLER approach. A power scheme has been also used in approximating advection–diffusion terms, determining the view factors by means of analytical expressions. The effect of emissivity on temperature and velocity profiles within the enclosure has been analyzed. In addition, results for local and average convective and radiative Nusselt numbers are presented and discussed for various conditions. More >

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    Mixed Convection and Heat Transfer in a “T” Form Cavity: The Effect of Inclination

    M’barka Mourabit1, Hicham Rouijaa1, El Alami Semma1, Mustapha El Alami2, Mostafa Najam2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 395-415, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.395
    Abstract We study the effect of inclination angle on mixed convection in a "T" form cavity containing two openings and two heated blocks mounted on its lower wall. The blocks are maintained at a constant temperature TH. The lower wall is adiabatic and submitted to a vertical air jet while the upper wall is kept cold at a constant temperature TC < TH. The vertical walls are rigid and adiabatic. The governing equations are solved by a finite volume method. Special attention is devoted to the solution symmetry, the flow structure and the heat exchange through the cavity. The considered control… More >

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