INVESTIGATION OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES. VOLUME 1. SUMMARY
MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO
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This report, Volume I, is one of a series of three volumes reporting the following work The investigation by theory and experiment of the pertinent factors influencing the creation, propagation d detection of a type of magnetohydrodynamic wave, and the Alfven wave, in a partially ionized, low density medium. The theoretical aspects of MHD waves generated under ionospheric conditions, and their corresponding excitation in a simulated environment are investigated. The experimental design is reported and subsequent test results of wave propagation in three plasma facilities, a hypervelocity impulse tunnel, an electromagnetic shock tube and an arc discharge tube. This report summarizes the results of the experimental program and outlines the theoretical work performed in support of the experiments.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics