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Flow reconstruction in a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell with an aspect ratio 0.5 by contactless inductive flow tomography

R. Mitra , M. Sieger , V. Galindo , F. Schindler , F. Stefani , T. Wondrak

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Bautzner Landstrasse 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany

The time dependent behaviour of the large-scale circulation in a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell exhibits a rich set of different three-dimensional flow features like rotations or torsional modes. In this paper, the applicability of contactless inductive flow tomography to visualise these flow features in a cylindrical cell filled with GaInSn is investigated numerically. The simulated flow in the cylinder with a diameter of 320 mm and a height of 640 mm serves as a basis to investigate the quality of the reconstructed velocity field by contactless inductive flow tomography. Figs 5, Refs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 58, No. 1/2, 81-88, 2022 [PDF, 2.31 Mb]

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