FULLY DEVELOPED MAGNETOGASDYNAMIC FLOW BETWEEN DIVERGING PLANE WALLS
TENNESSEE UNIV SPACE INST TULLAHOMA
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A solution was obtained to the magnetogasdynamic equations of motion including the effects of compressibility, viscosity, thermal conductivity and crossed electric and magnetic fields. The solution obtained is valid for an acceleration flow in which a separation of variable form of solution is utilized. The constraints under which a separable solution is valid are clearly delineated. The solution is an exact solution in the sense that no terms were dropped from the governing equations and boundary layer approximations were not employed. The results of the investigation were presented in the form of velocity and temperature profiles for several values of the electromagnetic parameters Ha and phi. Although the mathematical model used in the present investigation is too crude to be utilized for detailed design of a practical MHD accelerator, it is believed, nervertheless, that the model displays certain qualitative features of the flow which are likely to be encountered in a practical device.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics