Unsteady Plasma Boundary Layer Flow over an Infinite Flat Plate in the Presence of an Applied Magnetic Field.
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS
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The initial motion of the unsteady plasma boundary layer flow over an infinite flat plate with heat transfer effects under the influence of an applied magnetic field is studied. Based on a plasma kinetic formulation, small-time solutions are derived for the linearized Rayleighs problem in plasmas consisting of collisionless electrons embedded in immobile ions. Detailed discussions are presented concerning the time-dependent distributions of a number of interesting plasma flow properties. The present method of solution, believed to be the first of such attempts, seems to be applicable to a large class of plasma boundary layer flow problems in which the interactions between moving plasmas and solid surfaces are important. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics