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Study of the influence of current frequency and non-magnetic gap value on the efficiency of Al-alloys stirring in metallurgical furnaces

A. Pedchenko1 , Yu. Gelfgat2

1 Appled Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University, UK
2 Institute of Physics, University of Latvia, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

The production of secondary aluminium from melting aluminium scrap is about 50\% of the world aluminium production and has a tendency to grow. It requires only 5\% of the power consumed by the primary Al reduction process to produce the same amount of the metal [1]. The melt stirring at the production of secondary aluminium and aluminium alloys significantly (by about 50\%) enhances the technological process efficiency. The use of electromagnetic (magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)) stirrers for metallurgical refractory aluminium melting furnaces is a traditional and at the same time topical nowadays problem of applied magnetohydrodynamics. Figs 13, Refs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 43, No. 3, 363-376, 2007 [PDF, 1.87 Mb]

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