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Influence of toroidal MHD stirring on liquid metal crystallization front motion and heat transfer in a cylindrical crucible

S. Yu. Khripchenko1 , R. R. Siraev2

1 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics UB RAS, 1 Korolev str., 614013 Perm, Russia
2 Perm National Research Polytechnic University, 29 Komsomolsky pr., 614990 Perm, Russia

We study heat and mass transfer processes in liquid model materials during their directional crystallization in a circular crucible under the action of rotating and travelling magnetic fields using numerical and physical model experiments. In numerical experiments, liquid phase reduction and solid phase growth are considered in liquid metal directionally solidified in a circular crucible. Analysis of the experimental results indicates that the toroidal flow driven in the crucible only slightly affects heat transfer in the vertical direction. Figs 10, Refs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 55, No. 4, 447-454, 2019 [PDF, 1.14 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X