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Adaptation of linear induction machine power supply to the tasks of liquid metal transportation and stirring

G. Losev1 - A. Mamykin1 - V. Eltishchev1 - I. Sokolov2

1 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, RAS Ural Branch, Perm, Russia
2 Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

The possibility of controlling the flow in an electrically conducting medium (liquid metal) by changing the phase difference of the linear induction machine has been experimentally studied. Phase A was determined at 0°, phases B and C varied from 0° to 360° in steps of 36°. A flat vertical layer of a gallium-zinc-tin alloy was considered. Different powering modes leading to formation of flows of different topologies of one to four vortices were obtained and described. It is shown that a change of the linear induction machine phase difference is an effective tool for controlling the flow of a conducting medium, which is suitable for solving the main problems of metallurgy, such are transport, heating, stirring and purification of impurities. Figs 6, Refs 15.

Magnetohydrodynamics 57, No. 1, 85-94, 2021 [PDF, 2.82 Mb]

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