We report the results of the experiments on the suppression of the MHD instability in a model of the aluminium reduction cells. The idea behind the study is to introduce obstacles in the liquid metal to suppress the propagation of the rolling-pad instability wave. As a result, in some configurations with obstacles we detect lowering of the wave amplitude, reduction of its propagation speed and rise of the main parameters' thresholds, responsible for the instability onset.
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Pedcenko, A., Molokov, S., & Bardet, B. (2016). The Effect of “Wave Breakers” on the Magnetohydrodynamic Instability in Aluminum Reduction Cells. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 48(1), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-016-0840-5