Accession Number : AD0697371

Title :   TURBULENCE SUPPRESSION IN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOWS,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Olin,J. G.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : The effect of the suppression of turbulent fluctuations in turbulent magnetohydrodynamic flows was investigated experimentally and theoretically. The experimental work consisted of the measurement of the change in velocity profiles in a quasi-fully developed channel flow due to an imposed, transverse, magnetic field of 26.5 kilogauss. The velocity profiles were measured in a plane perpendicular to the imposed magnetic field with a special, cooled Pitot tube. It was found that the magnetic field tended to 'laminarize' the velocity profiles and to reduce the Reynolds' stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *TURBULENCE), VELOCITY, LAMINAR FLOW, MAGNETIC FIELDS, REYNOLDS NUMBER, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE