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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Experimental Base of Innovation S-Channel for Fusion LM Blanket

Oct 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
4h 45m
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 8


Prof. Zengyu Xu (Southwestern Institute of Physics)


MHD geometry sensibility phenomenon was accidentally measured while an experimental investigation of MHD effect was conducting of the flow channel inserts (FCI) for liquid metal (LM) blanket system. Though the geometry sensibility phenomenon (or called secondary flow MHD effect) is successfully used to understand FCI duct flow behaviors, but, up to now, it is very little about secondary flow knowledge. To understand secondary flow MHD effect and to try to reduce MHD pressure drop by this effect, four special design experiments are carried out at the liquid metal experimental loop upgrade facility in southwestern institute of physics, China. The experimental results (see FIG.1) indicate that MHD pressure drop can be significantly reduced in the special designed ducts. And an innovation S-channel is addressed to reduce MHD pressure drop and to propel LM blanket MHD engineering feasibility key issue study forward.
Paper Number FIP/P8-1
Country or International Organisation China

Primary author

Prof. Zengyu Xu (Southwestern Institute of Physics)


Prof. Chuanjie Pan (Southwestern Institute of Physics) Prof. Jiming Chen (Southwestern Institute of Physics) Mr Xiujie Zhang (Southwestern Institute of Physics) Prof. Xuru Duan (Southwestern Institute of Physics)

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