Accession Number : AD0610013

Title :   STABILITY OF A CONDUCTING FLUID FLOWING DOWN AN INCLINED PLANE IN A MAGNETIC FIELD.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s) : Hsieh,Din-Yu

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A stability analysis is made for the laminar flow of a layer of a viscous and electrically conducting fluid down an inclined plane in a transverse magnetic field. It is found that the effect of the magnetic field, revealed through the Hartmann number, is to stabilize the flow. A simpler and physically clearer approximate treatment of the same problem based on the principle of local balance is also given. The results agree quite satisfactorily with the exact analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAMINAR FLOW, STABILITY), (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, FLUID FLOW), VISCOSITY, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, BOUNDARY LAYER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE