Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
The effects of magnetic field on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel flow between two parallel plates of infinite extent are investigated. The applied magnetic field is due to an infinite impulse current-carrying conductor located a small distance below the lower channel wall. Influence of the induced magnetic field, such that the magnetic Reynolds number (Rm) is less than unity but greater than zero, is included. The solution is obtained using the perturbation theory in the expansion of the field components in a double-power series in Rm and I. Calculations for the magneto-fluid components were carried out using personal computer. The computer programming is focused on the component of induced magnetic field Bx1. It covers every single term of the tangential induced magnetic field component Bx1, and the total component. The results can be used to develop applying impulse acceleration of exhaust plasma in a fusion-MHD power generator.
Wu, Shi, "Magnetohydrodynamic behavior under current impulse excitation" (1993). Theses. 2202.