Magnetohydrodynamic calculation for free surfaces

Keisuke Fujisaki, Takatsugu Ueyama

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A magnetohydrodynamic calculation for free surface is used in the design and evaluation of a cold-crucible or initial solidification such as stirring phenomena commonly found in the metal processing industry. A direct calculation of both the electromagnetic field and the fluid dynamics field for the surface of a molten metal that changes with time requires significant computing times, especially for three-dimensional models. An approximate calculation method, the shadow method, is one which uses a fixed mesh. Results obtained by the shadow method show that the shape of molten metal does not collapse under gravity as observed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6356-6358
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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