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Laboratory model of the aluminum furnace with mhd stirring induced by a rod-like inductor generating a travelling magnetic field

S. Khripchenko1, 2 - S. Lekomtsev1, 2 - S. Denisov1 - V. Dolgikh1 - A. Pavlinov1

1 UB RAS Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, 1 Ac. Koroleva str., Perm 614013, Russia
2 Perm National Research Polytechnical University, 29 Komsomolsky prospekt, Perm 614990, Russia

The paper is concerned with the study of liquid metal stirring in a laboratory gallium model of the aluminum melting furnace bath exposed to a travelling magnetic field generated by a system of parallel linear inductors located under the bath bottom. Experiments with gallium demonstrate that the vertical temperature gradient decreases sharply when the stirring velocity of the liquid metal reaches a threshold value. In mathematical modelling, flow patterns and temperature fields in a physical model of the bath under the action of magnetohydrodynamic stirring are calculated. Simulation data are compared with the results of physical experiments. Figs 7, Refs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 53, No. 2, 273-280, 2017 [PDF, 0.59 Mb]

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