Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

Research Activities

Liquid metal flows under the influence of magnetic fields

  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in liquid metal blankets for fusion applications
  • MHD flows in typical hydraulic components
  • Heat and mass transfer in MHD flows
  • Liquid-metal measuring techniques


  • Experimental investigations in the MEKKA laboratory using the fluids NaK and GaInSn
  • Asymptotic methods for applications in strong magnetic fields
  • Numerical simulations of MHD flows in complex, electrically coupled geometries

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Liquid metal experiment in the MEKKA laboratory