Oscillatory magneto-convection under magnetic field modulation

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Kiran, Palle ; Bhadauria, B.S. ; Narasimhulu, Y. (2017)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Alexandria Engineering Journal (issn: 1110-0168)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.aej.2016.12.006
  • Subject: TA1-2040 | Engineering(all) | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

In this paper we investigate an oscillatory mode of nonlinear magneto-convection under time dependant magnetic field. The time dependant magnetic field consists steady and oscillatory parts. The oscillatory part of the imposed magnetic field is assumed to be of third order. An externally imposed vertical magnetic field in an electrically conducting horizontal fluid layer is considered. The finite amplitude analysis is discussed while perturbing the system. The complex Ginzburg-Landau model is used to derive an amplitude of oscillatory convection for weakly nonlinear mode. Heat transfer is quantified in terms of the Nusselt number, which is governed by the Landau equation. The variation of the modulation excitation of the magnetic field alternates heat transfer in the layer. The modulation excitation of the magnetic field is used either to enhance or diminish the heat transfer in the system. Further, it is found that, oscillatory mode of convection enhances the heat transfer and than stationary convection. The results have possible technological applications in magnetic fluid based systems involving energy transmission. Keywords: Weakly nonlinear theory, Oscillatory convection, Complex Ginzburg Landau model, Magnetic modulation
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