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Structure of MHD vortex flows in a thin layer of liquid metal

G. Losev , I. Kolesnichenko

Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural Branch of RAS, Perm, Russia 1 Ak. Korolev str., Perm 614013, Russia

Structures and characteristics of vortex flows generated in liqud metal by external electromagnetic forces are studied based on the model of a single-layer system. The influence of the position of the region of electromagnetic field action on the pattern of the resulting flow was investigated. The boundary between the quasistationary and oscillatory flow modes was determined. It is found that partial overlapping of the electromagnetic action region of the metal layer with the inductor poles enhances the intensity of the arising vortices. Tables 1, Figs 6, Refs 10.

Magnetohydrodynamics 55, No. 1/2, 97-106, 2019 [PDF, 1.18 Mb]

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