Experiments with turbulent rotating MHD flows in an annular gap

B. Mikhailovich, A. Shapiro, S. Sukoriansky, I. Zilberman

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Abstract

Results of experimental study of rotating turbulent liquid metal MHD flow in an annular gap bounded by electrically conducting coaxial cylindrical walls and insulating top and bottom walls are presented. The flow is generated by electromagnetic body forces caused by a radial electric field and by an axial magnetic field. Velocity components of the flow after the electric field was off are measured using a potential probe. The decay of mean velocity components and turbulent fluctuations and the peculiarities of spectral characteristics in such flows have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetohydrodynamics
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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