How do I model an electrically conducting fluid (lava) flowing through a tube?
Posted Jul 26, 2021, 2:15 PM EDT AC/DC & Electromagnetics, Plasma Physics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Version 5.6 2 Replies
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I am new to COMSOL and multiphysics modeling in general, and would appreciate any direction or help for this problem. I would like to model lava flowing though a tube to study how the earth's magnetic (uniform) field interact with the elctrically conducting fluid.
The electrical conductivity of basaltic lava can be up to 2 S/m, viscosity is as low as 40 Pa s, velocity up to 10 m/s, Earth's magnetic field is 30-60 microTeslas. I could like to consider a field perpendicular to the flow. Lava tubes can be up to 100km long and 30 meters wide.
How can I set up this model?