Accession Number:

AD0639343

Title:

DISCONTINUITIES IN NON-IDEAL MAGNETOGASDYNAMICS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The well known evolutionary condition of ideal MGD is extended to non-ideal, one-dimensional MGD characterized by arbitrary dissipation terms. It is shown that in this case discontinuities may exist fulfilling the evolutionary condition. Concluding the case of a dissipation term due to finite electrical conductivity and its effect on contact discontinuities is investigated. These discontinuities are found to be non-evolutionary and therefore physically meaningless. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE