Liquid metal magnetohydrodynamics in complex pipe geometries

  • U. Müller
  • L. Bühler
Part of the Acta Mechanica book series (ACTA MECH.SUPP., volume 4)


The paper outlines the principal physical effects of liquid metal channel flow in strong magnetic fields. The magnetohydrodynamic equations and the boundary conditions for channels of thin conducting walls are presented. In particular, the inertialess core flow model is discussed. Results from calculations are compared with experimental data.


Channel Wall Strong Magnetic Field Magnetic Field Line Hartmann Number Rectangular Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Müller
    • 1
  • L. Bühler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Thermo- and FluiddynamicsKernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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