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Mathematical simulation of hydrodynamical processes in the centrifugal MHD pump

I. Kolesnichenko , S. Khripchenko

Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Perm, Russia

A mathematical model has been developed to represent complex phenomena in centrifugal MHD pumps containing no movable parts. The so-called windingless electrovortex conductive centrifugal MHD pumps exhibit the most promise for metallurgical purposes. In this work, numerical calculations have been performed to get the pressure-flow rate characteristics for these pumps. The obtained numerical data are in good agreement with the results of physical experiments on gallium models of MHD pumps. Figs 6, Refs 12.

Magnetohydrodynamics 38, No. 4, 391-398, 2002 [PDF, 0.26 Mb]

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