THE FLOW OF AN INVISCID COMPRESSIBLE CONDUCTING FLUID PAST A SLENDER BODY OF AN ARBITRARY CROSS SECTION
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY
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The problems in magnetohydrodynamics, in which an inviscid compressible fluid with small conductivity flows steadily past a slender body of an arbitrary cross section, in the presence of an applied magnetic field parallel to the uniform flow are considered. By the use of the slender body approximation we shall discuss the character of the velocity and the magnetic fields, and obtain the drag and the lateral force exerted on the body. For examples, the flows past a body of an elliptic cross section and a body of revolution at a small incidence will be discussed. It is noticeable that the induced drag for a slender body of revolution with pointed nose and tail ends is negative, and the lift for the same body takes the negative sign for a positive incidence.
- Fluid Mechanics