Physics of Fluids
The oblique stagnation-point flow of an electrically conducting fluid in the presence of a magnetic field is a highly nonlinear problem whose solution is of interest even in the simplest of geometries. The problem models the flow of a viscous conducting fluid near a point where a separation vortex reattaches itself to a rigid boundary. A similarity solution exists which reduces the problem to a coupled system of four ordinary differential equations which can be integrated numerically. The problem has two independent parameters, the conductivity of the fluid and the strength of the magnetic field. Solutions are tabulated for a variety of cases involving the two parameters. The geometry of the flow as well as that of the induced magnetic field is determined near the point of reattachment. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
Original Publication Citation
Dorrepaal, J. M., & Moosavizadeh, S. (1998). Steady incompressible magnetohydrodynamic flow near a point of reattachment. Physics of Fluids, 10(6), 1512-1518. doi:10.1063/1.869670
Dorrepaal, J. M. and Moosavizadeh, S., "Steady Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamic Flow Near a Point of Reattachment" (1998). Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Publications. 23.