The Effect of “Wave Breakers” on the Magnetohydrodynamic Instability in Aluminum Reduction Cells

Alex Pedcenko, Sergei Molokov, Benoit Bardet

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-10
    Number of pages5
    JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B
    Volume48
    Issue number1
    Early online date4 Nov 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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    Publisher Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11663-016-0840-5

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