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Magnetohydrodynamics 58, 1/2 (2022)

Special issue:

Electromagnetic Processing of Materials EPM2021

June 2021, Riga, Latvia


Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM) is a branch of research concerned with studying the possibilities aimed at improving different physical and materials science processes by applying electric or magnetic fields. This covers such traditional fields as liquid metal processing, metal casting and solidification under electromagnetic fields, induction heating and hardening. EPM also involves mining and purification methods, crystal growth from the melt, plasma processing, microwave processing and recycling methods.

The series of EPM conferences was initiated in 1994 by collaborating groups from Japan and France. Since then, a conference is held every three years (Nagoya 1994, Paris 1997, Nagoya 2000, Lyon 2003, Sendai 2006, Dresden 2009, Beijing 2012, Cannes 2015, Hyogo 2018, Riga 2021). The next conference is scheduled to take place in 2024 in Shanghai. The conference is open for any kind of materials processing involving electric or magnetic fields. It intends to bring together people from academic institutions, industry, and related equipment manufacturers. The 10th conference was a challenge due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, we decided to hold the conference online. The conference was attended by more than 100 participants from 13 countries and more than 50 scientific reports were presented.

The EPM2021 conference was supported and organised by the Institute of Physics (University of Latvia) and the Department of Physics (University of Latvia). The publication of the special issue of the Magnetohydrodynamics Journal was supported by ERDF project no. ``University of Latvia and Institutes in the European Research Area -- Excellency, Activity, Mobility, Capacity''.

Imants Kaldre
Head of the EPM2021 Organization Committee

Leonids Buligins
Chairman of EPM2021

Ph. P. Vieweg, Yu. Kolesnikov and Ch. Karcher. Experimental study of a liquid metal film flow in a streamwise magnetic field
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.1]


V. Bojarevics, Tomohiro Nishimura and Daisuke Matsuwaka. Development of advanced cold crucible melting of titanium alloys
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.2]


M. Sieger, R. Mitra, F. Schindler, T. Vogt, F. Stefani, S. Eckert and T. Wondrak. Challenges in contactless inductive flow tomography for Rayleigh--Bénard convection cells
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.3]


E. Shvydkiy, I. Smolyanov and E. Baake. Simulation of binary alloy columnar solidification in the presence of EM forced convection
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.4]


M. Sarma, I. Grants, T. Herrmannsdörfer and G. Gerbeth. Feasibility of using contactless electromagnetic cavitation for steel composite manufacturing
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.5]


R. Pons, A. Gagnoud, D. Chaussende and O. Budenkova. Design of a coil for electromagnetic levitation: comparison of numerical models and coil realization
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.6]


S. Pavlovs, A. Jakoviċs, A. Chudnovsky, Yu. Ivochkin, I. Teplyakov and D. Vinogradov. Numerical and experimental study of electrovortex flow and temperature field in liquid metal with bifilar power supply
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.7]


R. Mitra, M. Sieger, V. Galindo, F. Schindler, F. Stefani and T. Wondrak. Flow reconstruction in a Rayleigh-Bénard convection cell with an aspect ratio 0.5 by contactless inductive flow tomography
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.8]


Haibiao Lu, Bin Li, Yunbo Zhong, Zhongming Ren and Zuosheng Lei. How to electromagnetically stir in the slab continuous casting mould
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.9]


M. Kalvāns, A. Bojareviċs, T. Beinerts and A. Gaile. Single dipole permanent magnet induction pump for liquid metals
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.10]


Xu Guangye and Iwai Kazuhikoi. Effect of the anode to cathode surface area ratio on the concentration distribution near the solid-liquid interface
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.11]


K. P. Acosta-Zamora and A. Beltrán. Numerical study of the induced electric current of electrovortex flow in a cuboid vessel: electric scalar and magnetic vector potential formulations
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.12]


A. Capogna, O. Doche, S. Tardu, J. Schillings and L. Davoust. Effect of a localized MHD body force on near-wall turbulence
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.13]


K. Patouillet, L. Davoust and O. Doche. Transient behaviour of electrovortex flow in a cylindrical container
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.14]


V. Dzelme, A. Jakovics and E. Baake. Dynamics of liquid metal layer in transverse AC magnetic field
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.15]


V. Fikssen. Increasing the efficiency of refining and modification of aluminum alloys when using electromagnetic factors
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.16]


I. Glavinić, F. Stefan, S. Eckert and T. Wondrak. Real time flow control during continuous casting with Contactless Inductive Flow Tomography
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.17]


L. Goldšteins. Numerical study of a centrifugal electromagnetic induction pump with zero flowrate
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.18]


L. Goldšteins, L. Buligins and Y. Fautrelle. Growth rate of azimuthal perturbation modes in an ideal annular linear induction pump
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.19]


S. Röhrborn, P. Jüstel, P. Frick, V. Galindo, Th. Gundrum, F. Schindler, F. Stefani, R. Stepanov and T. Vogt. Analyzing a modulated electromagnetic m = 2 forcing and its capability to synchronize the large scale circulation in a Rayleigh-Bénard cell of aspect ratio Γ = 1
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.20]


K. Kravalis, F. Boix, I. Bucenieks, L. Buligins, M. Delonca, L. Goldšteins and T. Stora. Experimental cavitation investigation of the electromagnetic PbBi pump with rotating permanent magnets
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.21]



Xiuzhen Fang, Aiwu Peng and Baolin Liu. Research progress on the seed plasma disk magnetohydrodynamic generator
[Abstract] [PDF] [ DOI: 10.22364/mhd.58.1-2.22]


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