Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

Research Activities

Liquid metal flows under the influence of magnetic fields
• Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) for liquid metal blankets in nuclear fusion applications
• MHD flows in typical hydraulic components
• Heat and mass transfer in MHD flows
• Liquid metal measuring techniques

• Experimental investigations of MHD flows in the MEKKA laboratory with the fluids NaK, PbLi and GaInSn
Theoretical analyses by asymptotic methods for applications in strong magnetic fields
Numerical simulation of MHD flows in complex, electrically coupled geometries

The MHD research at KIT exploits the synergies between theoretical analysis, computational modeling, and experimental activities offered by the two liquid metal facilities MEKKA and MaPLE.

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