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Taylor-Görtler instability of a liquid metal flow in a rotating magnetic field

I. Grants - Yu. M. Gelfgat

University of Latvia, Institute of Physics, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

The paper deals with a rotating magnetic field induced liquid metal flow in a trun-cated cylinder of variable aspect ratio. A numerical fit is obtained for the maximum velocity of the azimuthal flow in a wide range of parameters that are of practical interest in crystal growth. The criterion for the Taylor-Görtler instability is ob-tained in terms of the flow parameters and shown analogous to the Taylor criterion for a flow between rotating cylinders.Figs 4, Refs 17.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 35, No. 2, 147-154, 1999 [PDF, 0.45 Mb]
Magnetohydrodynamics 35, No. 2, 115-121, 1999 [PDF, 0.40 Mb]

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