Accession Number : ADA137122

Title :   Longitudinal Resistivity and Intermediate Mach Number Collisionless Transverse Magnetosonic Shocks.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer,W M ; Spicer,D S

PDF Url : ADA137122

Report Date : 30 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : It is shown that for collisionless transverse magnetosonic shocks, there exists an intermediate range of Mach numbers between the maximum Mach number for transverse resistivity and the onset of significant ion reflection. In this intermediate range, the structure is dominated by a breakdown of the quasi-neutrality approximation and longitudinal resistivity is a simple fluid model for the dissipation mechanism which forms the shock.

Descriptors :   *Shock waves, *Mach number, *Plasmas(Physics), *Computations, Equations, Experimental data, Transverse, Ions, Reflection, Electrical resistance, Fluids, Models, Electrostatics, Damping, Dissipation

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE