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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|