Numerical analysis of electromagnetic parameters of thermal dominated double diffusive magneto-convection

  • Chamseddine Maatki
  • Lioua Kolsi a College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Haïl University, Haïl City, Saudi Arabia b Unité de recherche de Métrologie et des Systèmes Energétiques, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs, 5000 Monastir, University of Monastir, Tunisia
  • Kaouther Ghachem
  • Abdulaziz Alghamdi
  • Abdullah Al-Rashed Dept. of Automotive and Marine Engineering Technology, College of Technological Studies, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait
  • Mohamed Naceur Borjini
Keywords: magneto-thermo-solutal convection, magnetic parameters, 3D cavities


In this study, electromagnetic parameters of MHD thermosolutal natural convection in a cubic cavity were investigated numerically. Vertical boundaries were isothermal at different constant temperature and submitted to different concentrations other boundaries were adiabatic. A uniform magnetic field is imposed in the x-direction. Three-dimensional equations of mass conservation, momentum, energy, species, Ohms law and conservation of electric charge were solved using finite volume method. Results in term of current density, electrical potential, velocity field and Hartmann layer, were obtained for Ra=105, Pr=10, Le=10, N=-0.5 and different Hartmann numbers.


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