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EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SOAKER HOSE CONCEPT FOR FIRST WALL/DIVERTOR APPLICATION
 

Summary: EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SOAKER HOSE CONCEPT FOR FIRST WALL/DIVERTOR
APPLICATION
Tomotaka Morikawa, Alice Ying, Jonathan Burris, Mohamed Abdou
Fusion Engineering Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
tmorikaw@ucla.edu
To analyze the effectiveness of the soaker hose
concept experimentally, three cases of experiments;
vertical, horizontal, and inclined, were conducted. The
results have clearly shown that the Lorentz force acts on
the liquid metal when current is applied perpendicularly
to the magnetic field as seen in the previous numerical
analysis. Specifically, the MHD Lorentz force has
redirected the flow, modified the shape of the flow surface,
and retarded the inlet flow. In particular, the effect of the
Lorentz force is pronounced in the horizontal setting. In
any settings, however, the surface tension and surface
wetting play a significant role in determining flow
characteristics. These are challenging problems that
need to be resolved in order to put forward this concept
for practical application.

  

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

 

Collections: Plasma Physics and Fusion