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

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An induction electrohydrodynamic (EHD) pump in an axisymmetric, vertical configuration is studied theoretically. The model includes the effects of entrance conditions, buoyancy, secondary flow, and Joule heating. Both the forward (cooled wall) and backward (heated wall) modes are investigated. A finite difference technique is used to obtain the numerical solutions. A set of these solutions is presented to show the influence of the controlling factors on the operation of an induction EHD pump. The results indicate that the entrance temperature profile plays an important role in the operation of the pump because steeper profiles produce higher velocities. The pump must be operated at an optimum frequency, wavelength, and electric conductivity level. The model predicts similar pump behavior in the forward and backward modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1567-1573
Number of pages7
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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