Accession Number : AD0271862

Title :   HOMOGENEOUS PLASMA TURBULENCE IN A STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : PRUDNIKOV,M.M.

Report Date : 05 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A homogeneous turbulence in a conducting fluid in the presence of a strong magnetic field is considered. At a certain relationship between the magnetic Reynolds number Rm and the criterion D (the ratio of magnetic energy to kinetic) turbulence is described with a good degree of accuracy by a closed system of equations relative to the correlation moments of the second order. A solution is constructed for this system of equations and its asymptotic behavior is investigated. The overwhelming influence of the magnetic viscosity leading to a rapid degeneration of turbulence is revealed. Results are given for the case of an anisotropic conducting plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *OSCILLATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *TURBULENCE, ELECTRONS, GAS FLOW, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL DIFFUSION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE