Numerical simulations of miscible magnetic flows in a Hele-Shaw cell - Radial flows

Ching Yao Chen, Chih-yung Wen

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Miscible displacement of magnetic fluids in a radial flow is investigated by means of highly accurate numerical schemes. Vigorous fingering instability is observed due to both the viscous contrast and external magnetic field if the less viscous fluid is the displacing force. However, the magnetic enhanced instability is found to be not very significant and the viscous fingerings dominate the flow field in the range of magnetic field strength simulated in the present study. The magnetic instability is more pronounced without the injecting flow, which corresponds to the labyrinthine instabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Fingering instability
  • Magnetic flow
  • Miscible flow
  • Numerical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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