Accession Number : AD0689067

Title :   FLOW IN A MAGNETIC SHOCK TUBE WITH UNSTEADY MAGNETIC FIELD,

Corporate Author : NAGOYA UNIV (JAPAN) DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Yasuhara,Michiru

Report Date : 02 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Flow in a magnetic annular shock tube is analyzed, in which both the driving and applied magnetic fields vary with time. First, one-dimensional flow is solved by the hypersonic similarity method for the case in which both fields are proportional to a power of time. Second, the local similarity approximation is described to treat more general case in which the fields are smooth functions of time. Third, a purely numerical integration using Lax's finite difference method is carried out for a flow with a sinusoidal driving magnetic field, in which a typical nonsimilar nature of the solution appears in some parts as well as locally similar ones in other parts of the flow. Next, some experiments on a magnetic annular shock tube using air as the working gas, are described with special interest paid to the effect of unsteady azimuthal magnetic field on the flow, and comparisons with theoretical predictions are reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, SHOCK TUBES), MAGNETIC FIELDS, ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE