Accession Number : AD0639343

Title :   DISCONTINUITIES IN NON-IDEAL MAGNETOGASDYNAMICS.

Corporate Author : INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Friedel,H.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The well known evolutionary condition of ideal MGD is extended to non-ideal, one-dimensional MGD characterized by arbitrary dissipation terms. It is shown that in this case discontinuities may exist fulfilling the evolutionary condition. Concluding the case of a dissipation term due to finite electrical conductivity and its effect on contact discontinuities is investigated. These discontinuities are found to be non-evolutionary and therefore physically meaningless. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, THEORY, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, AUSTRIA

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE