Accession Number:

AD0720995

Title:

Viscous Effects on the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The gravitational instabilities of a system consisting of two homogeneous fluids in a concentric cylindrical configuration theta-pinch, in the presence of a uniform axial magnetic field, are investigated. The fluids are assumed to be incompressible, and viscous, with infinite conductivity. The dispersion relation is developed by two methods. In the first, an exact determination is made based upon the time development of an infinitesimal disturbance of the equilibrium conditions. In the second, it is shown that it is possible to use a variational calculation regardless of whether the system is self-adjoint. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE