Accession Number:

AD0271862

Title:

HOMOGENEOUS PLASMA TURBULENCE IN A STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1962-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A homogeneous turbulence in a conducting fluid in the presence of a strong magnetic field is considered. At a certain relationship between the magnetic Reynolds number Rm and the criterion D the ratio of magnetic energy to kinetic turbulence is described with a good degree of accuracy by a closed system of equations relative to the correlation moments of the second order. A solution is constructed for this system of equations and its asymptotic behavior is investigated. The overwhelming influence of the magnetic viscosity leading to a rapid degeneration of turbulence is revealed. Results are given for the case of an anisotropic conducting plasma. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE