Publication Type:

Journal Article


Heat Transfer Asian Research, Volume 46, Issue 6, p.598-622 (2017)



The combined effects of conjugation and magnetic field on the heat transfer enhancement in a laminar liquid metal flow past a thermally conducting and sinusoidally oscillating infinite flat plate are investigated. The wall materials used are compatible with the liquid metals and are assumed to be of finite thickness. Analytical solutions are obtained for the velocity and the temperature distributions. The combined effects of thermal conductivity, the thickness of the plate, and the transverse magnetic field on the net heat flux transported are analyzed in detail and it is found that such effects are same as those on the transverse temperature gradient at any frequency. Due to oscillation, the heat flux is enhanced by O(103). The optimum value of wall thickness and the corresponding boundary layer thickness for which the maximum heat flux is obtained are reported. The heat flux transported can be increased by choosing a wall of low thermal conductivity. A maximum increase of 52.03% in heat flux can be achieved by optimizing the wall thickness. These information may be useful while designing magnetohydrodynamic liquid metal heat transfer systems. All the results obtained are in good agreement with the results reported earlier.

Cite this Research Publication

Puvaneswari P. and Dr. Shailendhra K., “Enhancement of Heat Transfer in a Laminar Hydromagnetic Flow of a Liquid Metal Past a Thermally Conducting and Oscillating Infinite Flat Plate”, Heat Transfer Asian Research, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 598-622, 2017.