Turbulent heat transfer in a tube with twisted tape under a magnetic field

T. Yokomine, S. Ebara, S. Satake, T. Kunugi

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Thermohydraulic behavior of electrically conducting turbulent flow in a pipe with full-length twisted tape insertion under magnetic field is investigated numerically. When the magnetic field is applied to a normal turbulent pipe flow, velocity fluctuation is damped and heat transfer performance is decreased. As for the turbulent pipe flow with a twisted tape, however, decrease in Nusselt number due to the applied magnetic field is less than that in the normal pipe, because the helical flow structure made by the twisted tape is hardly suppressed under the magnetic field. Therefore, it can be concluded that the twisted tape is effective scheme for heat transfer enhancement under the magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1037
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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