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Fusion Engineering and Design 73 (2005) 8393 Code development for analysis of MHD pressure drop reduction

Summary: Fusion Engineering and Design 73 (2005) 83­93
Code development for analysis of MHD pressure drop reduction
in a liquid metal blanket using insulation technique based
on a fully developed flow model
Sergey Smolentsev, Neil Morley, Mohamed Abdou
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, 44-114 Engineering IV, BOX 951597,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597, USA
Received 26 November 2004; received in revised form 20 December 2004; accepted 10 January 2005
Available online 24 March 2005
The paper presents details of a new numerical code for analysis of a fully developed MHD flow in a channel of a liquid metal
blanket using various insulation techniques. The code has specially been designed for channels with a "sandwich" structure
of several materials with different physical properties. The code includes a finite-volume formulation, automatically generated
Hartmann number sensitive meshes, and effective convergence acceleration technique. Tests performed at Ha 104
have showed
very good accuracy. As an illustration, two blanket flows have been considered: Pb­17Li flow in a channel with a silicon carbide
flow channel insert, and Li flow in a channel with insulating coating.
© 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Code development; MHD pressure; Insulation technique
1. Introduction


Source: Abdou, Mohamed - Fusion Science and Technology Center, University of California at Los Angeles


Collections: Plasma Physics and Fusion