RESEARCH ON MAGNETO-GASDYNAMICS.
Final scientific rept.,
STRATHCLYDE UNIV GLASGOW (SCOTLAND) DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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An analysis was made of the rectilinear, adiabatic but non-isentropic, unsteady flow of a perfectly conducting ideal gas moving in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. Detailed properties of certain generalized simple waves were obtained. The upstream influence effects in the flow of a perfectly conducting fluid over an insulating wall were found on the basis of linearized theory. The question of the physical realization of the solutions found by Cabannes for flow of perfectly conducting gas past a wedge in a magnetic field aligned with the stream was examined by a combination of analytical and heuristic arguments. Magneto-gasdynamic deflagrations under the Chapman-Jouguet condition were studied and work has been initiated on similarity solutions for cylindrical magnetogasdynamic detonations and flames. Author