Visual system experiment of MHD pump using rotating twisted magnetic field applicable to high-temperature molten metals

Tsutomu Ando, Kazuyuki Ueno, Shoji Taniguchi, Toshiyuki Takagi

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Abstract

A new type MHD pump, applicable to high-temperature molten metal in cylindrical ducts, is proposed. A rotating twisted magnetic field is generated by a stator with three pairs of helical windings. Axial thrust, as well as rotational torque, acts on the secondary conductor. Experiment with a transparent duct system was performed to confirm that this induction machine works as a pump, and it is verified that the thrust is actually obtained on experiments with a prototype stator and liquid gallium. This experiment shows the thrust is proportional to the square of the primary current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-854
Number of pages6
JournalIsij International
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic pump
  • Helical coil
  • Induction machine
  • Molten metal
  • Rotating twisted magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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