Special Issue "Symmetry in Magnetohydrodynamic Flows and Their Applications"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 326

Special Issue Editor

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; magnetohydrodynamics; modeling of interfacial flows; thermal convection; thermocapillary convection; centrifugal force; Taylor–Couette flow; boundary layer; transition stability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is a field of study that incorporates electromagnetism and fluid mechanics. The flow of conducting fluids is substantially influenced by electromagnetic forces. This mechanism has been widely applied to various industries, such as steel-making processes, semiconductor crystal growth, liquid metal blankets in nuclear fusion reactors, electromagnetic pumps, electromagnetic levitation of drops, dynamo simulation of planets, and so on. Chandraskar studied the magnetohydordynamic stability of fundamental flows (Rayleigh–Bénard convection, Taylor–Couette flow and others). Nowadays, due to the developments of both the computational resources and its techniques, more complex MHD flows are being investigated through numerical analyses and experiments. This Special Issue focuses on various complex MHD phenomena and their applications, such as MHD turbulence, MHD flows caused by alternating magnetic fields (moving, rotating or oscillating magnetic fields) and high Hartmann number flows. It also includes breaks of flow symmetry due to various kinds of factors, such as shear stress, buoyancy, centrifugal force, and surface tension. 

Dr. Toshio Tagawa
Guest Editor

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  • liquid metal
  • dynamo simulation
  • natural convection
  • rotating flow
  • thermo-capillary convection
  • bubbles and droplets
  • stability analysis
  • alternating magnetic field
  • magnetic susceptibility
  • boundary layer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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