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Magnetohydrodynamic Braking

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Rama Subba Reddy Gorla, K. Ramalingam

Mechanical Engineering Department, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115

I. Adluri

Department of Mathematics, Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling, WV 26003

J. Tribol 117(4), 724-728 (Oct 01, 1995) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2831543 History: Received November 23, 1994; Revised June 28, 1995; Online January 24, 2008

Abstract

A viscous and electrically conductive fluid separates two parallel plates. A magnetic field of intensity B0 is applied perpendicular to the plates. The top plate squeezes downward whereas the bottom plate moves laterally in its own plane. The nonsimilar problem is solved for the conditions of the top plate moving with constant velocity or constant force, while the bottom plate moves with a constant velocity. The effect of magnetic field on the braking action is discussed.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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