Towards a precession driven dynamo experiment

Frank Stefani, Thomas Albrecht, Gunter Gerbeth, Andre Giesecke, Thomas Gundrum, Johann Herault, Caroline Nore, Christian Steglich

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The most ambitious project within the DREsden Sodium facility for DYNamo and thermohydraulic studies (DRESDYN) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is the set-up of a precession-driven dynamo experiment. After discussing the scientic background and some results of water pre-experiments and numerical predictions, we focus on the numerous structural and design problems of the machine. We also outline the progress of the building's construction and the status of some other experiments that are planned in the framework of DRESDYN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275 - 284
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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