|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing
||MHD Flow Model for Liquid Metal Batteries
||Valdis Bojarevics, Andrejs Tucs, Koulis Pericleous
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Liquid metal batteries are a new concept for grid-scale energy storage. Segregated by density liquid layer structure of the battery provides advantages in fast kinetics, long life-time and elevated current densities for applications to energy storage of fluctuating renewable sourcies (wind, solar, tidal, etc.). Operation of the battery requires understanding of the fluid flow and the mass transfer dynamics. The aim of this research is to develop a code based on combined method using global external electrical circuit element representation and a high order spectral function approximation for the electrically conductive liquid layer accounting for MHD effects during periods of battery charge/discharge. Preliminary calculation results will be presented for interfacial wave and a single liquid metal electrode mixing dynamics.
||Planned: A print-only volume