Contact

Dr. Sven Eckert
Head Magnetohydrodynamics
s.eckertAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2132, 3563
Fax: 12132, 2007

The Experimental Sodium Loop at the HZDR

(NATtrium-VersuchsANlage NATAN)

  • fluid inventory: 100 l
  • temperature range: 120 - 300oC
  • test sections: horizontal (1), vertical (2), rectangular cross section (45 x 50 mm2)
  • velocity range: up to 1.5 m/s
  • magnetic systems: electromagnets supplying a transverse magnetic field
    magnet 1: length of uniform field 320 mm, maximum field strength 0.45 T
    magnet 2: length of uniform field: 1100 mm, maximum field strength: 0.8 T
  • range of dimensionless parameters: Reynolds number Re up to about 105
    Hartmann number Ha up to 2700 (magnet 1), up to 4800 (magnet 2)
    Interaction parameter N: 800 (magnet 1, vSo = 0.1 m/s), 2500 (magnet 2, vSo = 0.1 m/s)

Schematic view of the sodium loop

Horizontal test section with magnetic system 1


Contact

Dr. Sven Eckert
Head Magnetohydrodynamics
s.eckertAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2132, 3563
Fax: 12132, 2007