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Numerical study of TMF inductor phase shift influence on liquid metal flow in a rectangular cell

I. Sokolov1 , E. Shvydkiy1 , G. Losev2 , S. Bychkov1 , V. Frizen1

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

The influence of the phase shift angles of the traveling magnetic field inductor on the forces and fluid flow has been studied in an electromagnetic stirring application. The magnetic field, Lorentz forces and the flowrate of liquid metal were calculated numerically using the finite element method. As a result, electromagnetic forces and flow patterns are obtained for different combinations of phase shift angles. The results are analyzed and dependences of the averaged electromagnetic forces and velocities of liquid metal, as well as flow configurations depending on the phase shift angles are obtained. These dependences make it possible to characterize the parameters (strength, flow intensity and nature) of electromagnetic stirring determined by the power supply of the travelling magnetic field inductor. Tables 1, Figs 4, Refs 23.

Magnetohydrodynamics 57, No. 1, 95-104, 2021 [PDF, 1.38 Mb]

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