Liquid-metal flows: Magnetohydrodynamics and applications

Herman Branover, Michael Mond, Yeshajahu Unger

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The present collection of papers on MHD-related uses of liquid metal flows and their applications discusses topics in laminar MHD flows, MHD power generation, metallurgical MHD applications, and two-phase MHD flows. Attention is given to MHD flows with closed streamlines, nonlinear waves in liquid metals under a transverse magnetic field, liquid-metal MHD conversion of nuclear energy to electricity, the testing of optimized MHD conversion ('OMACON') systems, and aspects of a liquid-metal induction generator. Also discussed are MHD effects in liquid-metal breeder reactors, a plasma-driven MHD powerplant, modeling the recirculating flows in channel-induction surfaces, the hydrodynamics of aluminum reduction cells, free-surface determination in a levitation-melting process, the parametric interactions of waves in bubbly liquid metals, and the occurrence of cavitation in water jets.
Original languageEnglish GB
StatePublished - 1987
EventFlows and Turbulence - University of the Negev, , Israel, Mar. 2-6, 1987, Beersheba, Israel
Duration: 2 Mar 19876 Mar 1987


ConferenceFlows and Turbulence


  • Liquid Metals
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Flow
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Generators
  • Two Phase Flow
  • Flow Geometry
  • Laminar Flow
  • Levitation Melting
  • Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors
  • Recirculative Fluid Flow
  • Three Dimensional Flow


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