Thermoconvective flow velocity in a high-speed magnetofluid seal after it has stopped
PublisherMaik Nauka-Interperiodica Publishing
Universal Decimal Classification537.84
Krakov, M. S. Thermoconvective flow velocity in a high-speed magnetofluid seal after it has stopped / M. S. Krakov, I. V. Nikiforov // Technical Physics. - 2012. - Vol. 57, №9. - P. 1307-1310.
Convective flow is investigated in the high-speed (linear velocity of the shaft seal is more than 1 m/s) magnetofluid shaft seal after it has been stopped. Magnetic fluid is preliminarily heated due to viscous friction in the moving seal. After the shaft has been stopped, nonuniform heated fluid remains under the action of a high-gradient magnetic field. Numerical analysis has revealed that in this situation, intense thermomagnetic convection is initiated. The velocity of magnetic fluid depends on its viscosity. For the fluid with viscosity of 2 × 10 -4 m 2/s the maximum flow velocity within the volume of magnetic fluid with a characteristic size of 1 mm can attain a value of 10 m/s