|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Corrosion in Heavy Liquid Metals for Energy Systems
||Electromagnetic Flow Sensor for Heavy Liquid Metals for Energy Systems
||Heng Ban, Osman Anderoglu, Cetin Unal
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The challenge of sensors and instrumentation for heavy liquid metals such as molten lead and lead-bismuth eutectic comes from the high temperature and corrosive environment. While the demand for robust flow or velocity sensors is significant, most of the commercially available technologies tend to fail. The objective of this investigation is to design and optimize a flow sensor based on the electromagnetic wave interaction with a moving liquid conductor. The sensor principle is established based on the Maxwell equations and the Navier Stokes equations. The design parameters are explored with computational simulation and optimized for a lead flow loop that is being considered for testing. The results showed the effects of sensor geometry, material use, and noise shielding, and the level of sensitivity and uncertainty of the system. This study establishes the foundation for the development of this type of sensors in different applications.
||Nuclear Materials, Characterization, Other