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Liquid metal turbulent flow dynamics in a cylindrical container with free surface: experiment and numerical analysis

Liquid metal turbulent flow dynamics in a cylindrical container with free surface: experiment and numerical analysis

Bojarevics, A., Bojarevics, V., Gelfgat, Yu. and Pericleous, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-7426-9999 (1999) Liquid metal turbulent flow dynamics in a cylindrical container with free surface: experiment and numerical analysis. Magnetohydrodynamics, 35 (3). pp. 205-222. ISSN 0024-998X

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Abstract

The liquid metal flow in induction crucible models is known to be unstable, turbulent and difficult to predict in the regime of medium frequencies when the electromagnetic skin-layer is of considerable extent. We present long term turbulent flow measurements by a permanent magnet incorporated potential difference velocity probe in a cylindrical container filled with eutectic melt In-Ga-Sn. The parallel numerical simulation of the long time scale development of the turbulent average flow is presented. The numerical flow model uses an implicit pseudo-spectral code and k-w turbulence model, which was recently developed for the transitional flow modelling. The results compare reasonably to the experiment and demonstrate the time development of the turbulent flow field and the turbulence energy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This article was first presented as a paper with the same title at the International Colloquium Modelling of Material Processing held from 28-29 May 1999 in Riga, Latvia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: liquid metal flow, MHD, turbulence
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/354

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