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Liquid metal rotating flow under permanent magnetic system impact

B. Mikhailovich - O. Ben-David - A. Levy

Pearlstone Center for Aeronautical Engineering Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel

Magnetohydrodynamic liquid metal flow in a cylindrical vessel under the action of a system of rotating permanent magnets is examined. The described system allows to create various hydrodynamic structures and control their behaviour in a flexible way. Numerical three-dimensional modelling of the flow is carried out in an induction-free approximation. The results of the velocity field computations have been validated earlier and satisfactorily agree with experimental data obtained using ultrasound Doppler velocimetry. Figs 5, Refs 11.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 1, 171-177, 2015 [PDF, 1.68 Mb]

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