Modelling of Magnetohydrodynamic Two-Phase Flow in Pipe

  • J. P. Thibault
  • B. Seck
Part of the Mechanics of Fluids and Transport Processes book series (MFTP, volume 10)


One of the possibilities offered by Liquid Metal MagnetoHydroDynamic(LMMHD) conversion to convert heat into electricity is based on the interaction between a conducting Two-Phase flow and electromagnetic fields. Due to the very strong electromagnetic forces created within the flow, the physical behaviour of the Two-Phase MHD flow is completely changed comparatively to an ordinary Two-Phase flow. Consequently an accurate modelling of this original problem (based on the coupling between thermohydraulics and Maxwell equations) is needed. The first part of the paper, devoted to theoretical considerations concludes on the proposition of an averaged form of these equations. The second part presents some of the interesting results of the previous model and their comparison with experimental data.


Void Fraction Axial Evolution Electrical Conductus Interfacial Momentum Transfer Interfacial Jump Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Thibault
    • 1
  • B. Seck
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Mécanique de GrenobleGrenoble CedexFrance

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