A numerical evaluation of the effect of the electro‐magnetic force on bubble flow in aluminium smelting process
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- SINTEF Proceedings 
This paper aims to investigate the effect of electromagnetic forces on bubble flow under an anode using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model with the volume-of-fluid (VOF) method to capture the gas-liquid interface. Current flow was solved simultaneously to determine the Lorentz forces. As an initial phase of investigation, the investigation was conducted using part of a single anode geometry as a test bed. The CFD model was run with a fixed bubble volume and two anode inclination angles. The effect of Lorentz forces was assessed in terms of bubble sliding velocities, bubble shapes and trajectories.