Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

45, 3, pp. 557-568, Warsaw 2007

Flow patterns generated by a strong magnetic field

Elżbieta Fornalik
The influence of a strong magnetic field on a paramagnetic fluid in a cylindrical enclosure of thermosyphon-like geometry was studied. A variety of spoke patterns was experimentally obtained and recorded. The analysis led to some data about the temperature field and, indirectly, about the flow structure. The results related to the heat transfer rate confirmed the conclusions coming from the flow visualization.
Keywords: spoke pattern; thermosyphon; magnetic field