Magnetogasdynamic Phenomena in Pulsed MHD Flows.
Interim summary rept. 1 Aug 77-31 Oct 78,
STD RESEARCH CORP ARCADIA CALIF
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This report examines some of the detailed structure of magnetogasdynamic flows encountered in pulsed magnetohydrodynamic MHD generators. Two illustrations of magnetogasdynamic nonuniformities are considered. The first is for conventional explosive-driven MHD generators. Here we reveal the detailed structure of the deceleration of the conducting slug formed by the compression of plasma between the explosive-driven shock wave and its following contact surface. The second illustration is for steady high Magnetic Reynolds Number channel flows. Here we exhibit the nonuniform manner in which the external magnetic field is diffused into the plasma and the corresponding nonuniform deceleration of the flow. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics