An analytical model of a two-phase liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic generator

Alexander Yakhot, Herman Branover

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An analytical model of a two-phase liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic generator is developed. The model is based on the averaging equations governing the two-phase flow in the channel of a liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic generator. The inhomogeneity of the distribution of the gas phase over the channel cross section is taken into account by introducing the correlation coefficients β1, β2, and β3: 〈αu〉=β1〈α〉〈u〉, 〈σu〉=β2〈σ〉〈u〉, 〈ρu〉=β3〈ρ〉〈u〉. Expressions for these coefficients in terms of the correlation coefficient β1 are obtained. The calculated characteristics of the generator were compared with experimental data obtained at the Argonne National Laboratory. The comparison shows that the calculated and measured characteristics are in fairly good (±15%) agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-451
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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