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Electromagnetic control of flow and heat transfer in Liquid Metal eXperiment

by Dr Mikhail Modestov (Nordita)

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Liquid metal flow behavior under magnetic field and electric current is investigated in experiment and numerical simulations. The resultant Lorentz force produced within the liquid-metal changes the flow behavior and the heat transfer characteristics of the system. The enhanced flow mixing induced by the non-uniform current density appears to be crucial for the heat transfer efficiency. Also the outflow heat flux is strongly affected by the action of the J×B force.