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Simulation of liquid metal flow induced by counter-rotating permanent magnets in a rectangular crucible

M. Šċepanskis1 - E. Yu. Koroteeva2 - V. Geża1,3 - A. Jakoviċs1

1 Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling of Environmental and Technological Processes, University of Latvia, 8 Zeļļu, LV-1002, Rīga, Latvia
2 Institute of Physics, University of Latvia, 21 Miera, LV-2169, Salaspils, Latvia
3 Institute of Electrotechnology, Leibniz University of Hanover, Wilhelm-Busch-str. 4, D-30167, Hannover, Germany

This paper reports an iterative numerical algorithm for the calculation of an electromagnetic force and velocity field induced by a system of rotating permanent magnets in liquid metal. Particularly, a system of two pairs of counter-rotating permanent magnets placed at the opposite sides of a rectangular vessel with liquid gallium is considered. We discuss the numerical aspects of the algorithm and the determination of the numerical degrees of freedom as well as the results 3D distributions of Lorenz forces and velocity fields obtained from numerical simulations. Tables 1, Figs 8, Refs 16.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 1, 37-44, 2015 [PDF, 1.35 Mb]

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