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Experimental study of liquid metal heat transfer in a vertical heated channel affected by a coplanar magnetic field

N. G. Razuvanov - V. G. Sviridov - E. V. Sviridov - I. A. Belyaev - N. Yu. Pyatnitskaya - V. S. Zagorsky

JIHT -- Joint Institute of High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Science, 13/19 Igorskaya str., Moscow, Russia

This article discusses the hydrodynamics and heat transfer in {\sl downward} and {\sl upward} liquid metal flow in a rectangular channel with the aspect ratio 3/1 subject to a coplanar magnetic field. This particular configuration is inspired by heat exchange channels design in the tokamak reactor blanket module. Experiments were carried out in a mercury magnetohydrodynamic setup. Probe measuring technique was applied. Average temperature profiles, temperature fluctuation intensity and wall temperature are obtained in the channel cross-section distanced from the beginning of the heating section but still in the magnetic field uniform area. Tables 1, Figs 12, Refs 12.

Magnetohydrodynamics 52, No. 1/2, 171-180, 2016 [PDF, 1.55 Mb]

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