INVESTIGATION MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC WAVES. VOLUME 3. EXPERIMENTS
MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO
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This report is one of a series of three volumes reporting the following work The investigation of factors influencing the creation, progagation and detection of a type of magnetohydrodynamic wave, the Alfven wave, that can exist in a partially ionized, low density medium. The theoretical aspects of MHD waves, as might be generated under ionospheric conditions and excited in a simulated environment, are covered in Volume II. This report describes the experimental design and subsequent test results of wave propagation experiments in three plasma facilities, a hypervelocity impulse tunnel, and electromagnetic shock tube and an arc discharge tube. Volume 1 of this series provides the reader with a brief summary of Volumes 2 and 3.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics