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An experimental study of liquid metal film and jet flows in a strong magnetic field

I. Bucenieks - O. Lielausis - E. Platacis - A. Shishko

Institute of Physics, Latvian University, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

Results of experimental observation of a liquid metal free film flow in a chute and of free falling jets in a strong magnetic field of a superconducting solenoid "Magda" have been presented. It has been found that when the magnetic field induction reaches a definite value the stationary flow in the chute at the outlet of the nozzle critically passes over to a specific regime characterized by transport of certain quantities of liquid metal near the sidewalls of the chute downwards by soliton-like formations originated in the flow periodically. It has been shown that in a strong magnetic field falling jets are stabilized essentially: jet continuity length increases considerably, and splashing of liquid metal in the receiver is damped. Tabl. 1, figs. 6, refs 8.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 30, No. 2, 219-230, 1994 [PDF, 0.83 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 30, No. 2, 179-187, 1994 [PDF, 0.67 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X