Quasi-two dimensional perturbations in duct flows under transverse magnetic field

@article{Pothrat2020QuasitwoDP,
  title={Quasi-two dimensional perturbations in duct flows under transverse magnetic field},
  author={Alban Poth{\'e}rat},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2020}
}
  • A. Pothérat
  • Published 6 June 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Fluid Dynamics
Inspired by the experiment from Moresco \& Alboussiere (2004, J. Fluid Mech.), we study the stability of a liquid metal flow in a rectangular, electrically insulating duct with a steady homogeneous transverse magnetic field. The Lorentz force tends to eliminate velocity variations along the magnetic field, leading to a quasi-two dimensional base flow with Hartmann boundary layers near the walls perpendicular to the magnetic field, and Shercliff layers near the walls parallel to the field. Since… 
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