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3D simulation of particle transport in the double-sided travelling magnetic field stirrer

E. Shvydkiy , K. Bolotin , I. Sokolov

Ural Power Engineering Institute, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Abstract
The present work addresses the process of admixing solid particles into a flow of liquid metal driven by a travelling magnetic field. Lorentz forces and hydrodynamic flow are calculated numerically by the finite element method. To assess the stirring process, a 3D investigation of the particle distribution dynamics in a recirculated liquid metal turbulent flow was carried out. The particle motion is described by gravity and Schiller--Naumann drag law. The influence of magnetic field intensity on the particles homogenization dynamics is determined. Possibilities of using reversed and pulsed magnetic fields are shown. Tables 2, Figs 5, Refs 19.

Magnetohydrodynamics 55, No. 1/2, 185-192, 2019 [PDF, 0.84 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X
DOI: http://doi.org/10.22364/mhd