Cluster formation in two-dimensional channel flow of a magnetic fluid under uniform magnetic field

Akihiro Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuoka, Tatsuo Sawada

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The two-dimensional channel flow of a magnetic fluid was experimentally investigated. When a magnetic field is applied to a magnetic fluid, ferromagnetic particles aggregate along the direction of the magnetic field and form clusters. The pressure drop of the magnetic fluid flow changes according to cluster formations. The effect of the applied magnetic field on the pressure drop was determined. The ultrasonic propagation velocity was also measured to clarify the effect of cluster formations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-568
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 9



  • Magnetic fluid
  • cluster
  • pressure drop
  • two-dimensional flow
  • ultrasonic propagation velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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