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Liquid metal swirling flow affected by transverse magnetic field

D. Krasnov1 - Yu. B. Kolesnikov1 - I. A. Belyaev2 - Ya. I. Listratov3 - O. Zikanov4

1 Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
2 Joint Institute for High Temperatures of RAS (JIHT RAS), Moscow, Russia
3 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Moscow, Russia
4 University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

In this work we study numerically liquid metal flow in a square duct under the influence of a transverse magnetic field applied in a spanwise direction (coplanar). The key interest of the present study is an attempt of passive control of flow regimes developed under magnetic field and thermal loads by applying specially shaped conditions, such as swirling, at the duct inlet. In this paper, we report results of numerical simulations of the interaction of swirling flow and transverse magnetic field in a square duct flow. Analysis of the obtained regimes might be important for the development of an experimental setup, in order to design corresponding inlet sections. Figs 5, Refs 20.

Magnetohydrodynamics 56, No. 2/3, 121-130, 2020 [PDF, 1.02 Mb]

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