Theoretical Magnetofluiddynamics

Theoretical Magnetofluiddynamics

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: Henri Cabannes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323162326

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Theoretical Magnetofluiddynamics provides an overview of the state of knowledge in magnetofluiddynamics and its applications. Magnetofluiddynamics is concerned with the study of the interaction between magnetic fields and fluid conductors of electricity. This discipline serves to unite classical fluid mechanics with electromagnetism of media in motion; therefore, it is equally of interest to students of electrodynamics and to those of aerodynamics. The former always think of speeds which are of the order of the speed of light while the latter confine their attention to speeds which are of the order of the speed of sound. This book contains six chapters and begins by establishing equations of magnetofluiddynamics in detail, both for motion with shock waves and for continuous motion. Subsequent chapters deal with weak discontinuities or discontinuities in the derivatives of the characteristic flow quantities; strong discontinuities or discontinuities in the characteristic flow quantities; and one-dimensional motion, motion in ducts, and structure of shock waves; and motion past obstacles.

Table of Contents

  • Translator's Preface



    1. General Equations

    1.1. Integral Form of the Equations of Motion

    1.2. The Equations of Motion

    1.3. The Shock Equations

    2. Propagation of Small Disturbances

    2.1. Propagation of Small Disturbances

    2.2. Flows with Simple Waves

    3. Propagation of Shock Waves

    3.1. General Properties

    3.2. Stability of Shock Waves

    3.3. The Wedge and Piston Problems

    4. One-Dimensional and Rectilinear Flows

    4.1. Equations of Motion

    4.2. Structure of Shock Waves

    4.3. Nozzle Flows

    5. Flow Past Bodies

    5.1. Reduction of the Equations in Special Cases

    5.2. Flow Past a Semi-Infinite Flat Plate

    5.3. Flow Past a Flat Plate of Finite Length

    5.4. Flow Past a Magnetized Sphere

    5.5. Flow Past a Sphere with a Cavity

    6. Flow Past Thin Profiles

    6.1. Incompressible Flows

    6.2. Compressible Flows

    6.3. Unsteady Flows




Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323162326

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Henri Cabannes

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