Accession Number : AD0609942

Title :   A CONJECTURE ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF A MAGNETIC SHOCK WAVE IN A PLASMA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. pt.3,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Treve,Yvain M.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A model is considered for the structure of a plane, steady shock wave propagating in an inviscid plasma across a magnetic field normal to the direction of propagation. The model does not possess a solution for relatively small magnetic fields. Assuming that a continuous solution exists in this case when the effects of viscosity are taken into account, it is shown how the occurrence of a sub-shock can be conjectured when these effects become vanishingly small. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, MAGNETIC FIELDS), (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SHOCK WAVES), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SHOCK WAVES), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, HYDROGEN, GAS IONIZATION, VISCOSITY, SUBSONIC FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE