Levitated liquid droplets in AC and DC magnetic field
Bojarevics, Valdis, Easter, S., Roy, A. and Pericleous, Koulis A. (2009) Levitated liquid droplets in AC and DC magnetic field. In: Lee, Peter D., Mitchell, Alec and Williamson, Rod, (eds.) International Symposium on Liquid Metal Processing and Casting - LMPC 2009. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 319-326. ISBN 978-0-87339-743-8Full text not available from this repository.
Electromagnetic levitation of liquid metal droplets can be used to measure the properties of highly reactive liquid materials. Two independent numerical models, the commercial COMSOL and the spectral-collocation based free surface code SPHINX, have been applied to solve the transient electromagnetic, fluid flow and thermodynamic equations, which describe the levitated liquid motion and heating processes. The SPHINX model incorporates free surface deformation to accurately model the oscillations that result from the interaction between the electromagnetic and gravity forces, temperature dependent surface tension, magnetically controlled turbulent momentum transport. The models are adapted to incorporate periodic laser heating at the top of the droplet, which is used to measure the thermal conductivity of the material. Novel effects in the levitated droplet of magnetically damped turbulence and nonlinear growth of velocities in high DC magnetic field are analysed.
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