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Study of the model of a spiral winding-free MHD pump

V. Dolgikh - S. Denisov - R. Khalilov - S. Khripchenko

Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, RAS Ural Branch, 1 Acad. Korolev str., 614061 Perm, Russia

This paper presents a design of the spiral winding-free MHD pump engineered to transport liquid metals and alloys. A distinctive feature of this pump is that it has a spiral channel. By changing the number of turns in the channel and by modifying the channel cross-section, the pressure drop--flow characteristics can be varied over a wide range. To generate an induction magnetic field, several ``electrical loop" arrangements have been considered. The pressure drop--flow characteristics of the pump have been determined in experiments with a gallium circuit. Figs 5, Refs 3.

Magnetohydrodynamics 49, No. 1/2, 211-216, 2013 [PDF, 0.68 Mb]

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