Accession Number : AD0634521

Title :   A CRITICAL SURVEY OF MAGNETOFLUID DYNAMICS.PART IV. MODERN ASPECTS OF MAGNETOFLUID DYNAMICS (TENSOR ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND MULTIFLUID THEORY).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Pai, Shih-I

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report gives a critical survey of modern aspects of magnetofluid dynamics (MFD) based on multifluid thoery with special emphasis on the new features different from the classical magnetofluid dynamics discussed in Part I of this durvey. First the fundamental equations of multifluid theory of MFD are discussed and their effects on the electrical current density, the Hall current and ion slip, are treated. Then we re-examine many typical flow problems of MFD with tensor electrical conductivity or by multifluid theory, which include quasi-one dimensional flow, MFD channel flow, Rayleigh flow, linearized theory, wave motion, boundary layer flow, heat transfer problem, electrical characteristic of Langmuir type probe. These results are compared with those obtained by classical MFD single fluid theory with scalar electrical conductivity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, THEORY), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, TENSOR ANALYSIS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), FLUID FLOW

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE