Induction electrahydradynamic pump in a vertical configuration: Part 2-Experimental study

J. Seyed-Yagoohi, J. C. Chato, J. M. Crowley, P. T. Krein

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An induction electrohydrodynamic (EHD) pump in axisymmetric, vertical configuration was designed and built. The flow rates were measured for various temperature profiles and several values of frequency, voltage, wavelength, and electric conductivity. The experimental data are generally in good agreement with the theoretical model presented in Part 1. With the present apparatus at relatively low voltages, velocities four times higher than natural circulation velocity are easily obtained. The external pressure load and entrance temperature profile play important roles on the operation of the pump and must be considered carefully in the design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-674
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1989


  • Forced Convection
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Mixed Convection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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