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Abstract

Non-contact flow control and flow measurements in hot and aggressive metal melts are big challenges in metallurgical applications. Time-of-Flight Lorentz force velocimetry (ToF LFV) is an electromagnetic measurement technique to meet these challenges. Our experimental results demonstrate that this method is well suited to measure flow rate in turbulent liquid metal channel flow without knowledge of both melt and magnetic field properties. Moreover, the measured flow profiles are in very good agreement with predictions of numerical simulations using the commercial program Package FLUENT MHD. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)