## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### THE EFFECT OF AN EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD ON THE ENTROPY GENERATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL NATURAL CONVECTION

**ABSTRACT**

A 3-D original numerical study of entropy generation in the case of liquid metal laminar natural convection in a differentially heated cubic cavity and in the presence of an external magnetic field orthogonal to the isothermal walls is carried out. The effect of this field on the various types of irreversibilities is analyzed. It was observed that in the presence of a magnetic field the generated entropy is distributed on the entire cavity and that the magnetic field limits the 3-D character of the distribution of the generated entropy.

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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2009-09-06

PAPER REVISED: 2009-10-27

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2009-11-25

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2010**, VOLUME

**14**, ISSUE

**2**, PAGES [341 - 352]

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