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Effect of magnetic forces on bubble transport and MHD stability of aluminium electrolysis cells

Effect of magnetic forces on bubble transport and MHD stability of aluminium electrolysis cells

Bojarevics, V. and Roy, A. (2012) Effect of magnetic forces on bubble transport and MHD stability of aluminium electrolysis cells. Magnetohydrodynamics, 48 (1). pp. 125-136. ISSN 0024-998X

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Abstract

The effect of electro-magnetophoretic force on gas bubbles due to the additional magnetic pressure distribution in the electrolyte is analyzed and a mathematical model is derived. According to the results, the integral force on an individual bubble is of similar order as the typical drag force associated with the electrolyte flow, opposing the motion of bubbles along the slightly inclined base of the anode. This could explain certain features of the anode effect onset. It is demonstrated that the presence of electrolyte channels, where the bubbles escape, has a crucial effect on the shape and size of the metal-bath interface deformation. A shallow layer flow model accounting for the channels is derived. Results on the interface stationary shape and MHD wave stability are presented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published: 2012. [2] Published as: Magnetohydrodynamics, (2012), 48, (1), pp. 125-136.
Uncontrolled Keywords: electro-magnetophoretic force, gas bubbles, magnetic pressure distribution, integral force, drag force, anode effect onset, electrolyte channels, metal-bath interface deformation, MHD
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10340

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