Accession Number : AD0616500

Title :   EFFECT OF A TRANSVERSE MAGNETIC FIELD ON THE ESCAPE SPEED OF A CONDUCTING FLUID.

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Greifinger,Carl

Report Date : 09 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The purpose of this note was to point out two things: (1) for a given initial ratio of the magnetic pressure to the hydrodynamic pressure in the conducting fluid, the escape speed is not uniquely defined, but depends on the magnetic pressure in the vacuum into which the fluid is expanding; and (2) the integrals appearing in the generalized Riemann invariants can be evaluated analytically.

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, FLUID FLOW, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE