Equilibrium shape of a molten silicon drop in an electromagnetic levitator in microgravity environment

Y. Asakuma, S. H. Hahn, Y. Sakai, T. Tsukada, M. Hozawa, T. Matsumoto, H. Fujii, K. Nogi, N. Imaishi

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Abstract

For the electromagnetic levitation of a molten silk on drop in a microgravity environment, the effect of the electric current ratio of the heating coils to the levitation coils on the equilibrium drop shape was numerically investigated, using the mathematical model based on the hybrid finite element and boundary element methods. As a result, it was found that the drop shape becomes more prolate as the current ratio increases, and the calculated results were in good agreement with the experimental ones obtained in a microgravity environment using a drop tower.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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