Laminar flows of conducting fluids with an imposed magnetic field play an important role in many applications, for instance in geophysics, astrophysics, e.g. when dealing with solar winds, industry, biology, in metallurgy, in biofilms, etc. Also many engineering applications require heating at the boundaries. The inclination has been examined by some authors mainly in theoretical applications, geophysical studies, and materials processing. In Falsaperla et al. (Laminar hydromagnetic flows in an inclined heated layer, 2016) we have investigated analytical solutions of stationary laminar flows of an inclined layer filled with a hydromagnetic fluid heated from below and subject to the gravity field. In this article we study linear instability and nonlinear stability of some of the above solutions and investigate the critical stability/instability thresholds.

Stability of hydromagnetic laminar flows in an inclined heated layer

Paolo Falsaperla;Andrea Giacobbe;Sebastiano Lombardo;Giuseppe Mulone
2017-01-01

Abstract

Laminar flows of conducting fluids with an imposed magnetic field play an important role in many applications, for instance in geophysics, astrophysics, e.g. when dealing with solar winds, industry, biology, in metallurgy, in biofilms, etc. Also many engineering applications require heating at the boundaries. The inclination has been examined by some authors mainly in theoretical applications, geophysical studies, and materials processing. In Falsaperla et al. (Laminar hydromagnetic flows in an inclined heated layer, 2016) we have investigated analytical solutions of stationary laminar flows of an inclined layer filled with a hydromagnetic fluid heated from below and subject to the gravity field. In this article we study linear instability and nonlinear stability of some of the above solutions and investigate the critical stability/instability thresholds.
Hydromagnetic laminar flows
Linear instability
Inclined fluid layer heated from below
Nonlinear stability
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