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Stability analysis of the flow Inside an electromagnetically levitated drop

V. Shatrov - V. Galindo - G. Gerbeth

Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, MHD Dept., P.O. Box 510119, 01314 Dresden, Germany

The stability of the flow inside an electromagnetically levitated drop is studied numerically using a spectral code. In the uniform or almost uniform external alternating magnetic field the first instability of the flow is three-dimensional with an azimuthal wave number of m=3. The corresponding critical Reynolds number varies from 108 to 81 for various skin depth δ. Figs 7, Refs 23.

Magnetohydrodynamics 37, No. 1/2, 45-54, 2001 [PDF, 0.29 Mb]

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