Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is concerned with the flow of electrically conducting fluids in the presence of magnetic fields, either externally applied or generated with the fluid by induction action. EPM is based on magnetic science, material processing and MHD, where the functions of electromagnetism are utilized for processing of materials, including the electrically conductive and non-conductive substances. Several functions making use of the Lorentz force are applicable to the materials processing, such as shape controlling, fluid driving, flow suppressing, levitation, splashing and heat generating. Recently high magnetic field is highlight in EPM study owing to the development of superconductive technologies, the technologies relating to crystal orientation, structure alignment, and spin chemistry have been introduced in the field of EPM.
Our current R&D is mainly in the following aspects:
(1) Fundamental research on MHD;
(2) In-situ, online liquid metal quality techniques;
(3) Solidification under the action of magnetic fields;
(4) Multiphysics, multiphase numerical simulation of above studies.
Members in the Lab: