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Flow of liquid metal in a cylindrical crystallizer generating two-directional MHD-stirring

S. Denisov1 - V. Dolgikh1 - I. Kolesnichenko1 - R. Khalilov1 - S. Khripchenko1 - G. Verhille2 - N. Plihon2 - J.-F. Pinton2

1 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Perm, Russia
2 Laboratoire de Physique, CNRS et Ecole Normale, Sup$ċute{e}$rieure de Lyon, 46 all$ċute{e}$e d'Italie, 69364 Lyon cedex 07, France

Motions of liquid gallium alloy generated in a two-directional cylindrical MHD-stirrer are examined. Results of experimental investigations of the flow and magnetic field topologies are presented. Measurements were taken using a dual-axis potential probe and induction coils. Experimental results for time-averaged flows are compared to theoretical results. Aalysis of turbulent fluctuations of the flow shows that the flow turbulence is three-dimensional and plays an essential role in the stirring processes. Tables 1, Figs 8, Refs 10.

Magnetohydrodynamics 46, No. 1, 69-78, 2010 [PDF, 0.79 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
ISSN (printed edition): 0024-998X