Numerical Study of the Interaction of ShockHeated Plasma Flows with Transverse Magnetic Fields
Abstract
The magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations for the interaction of shockinduced plasma flows with transverse magnetic fields are solved numerically by taking into account the radiative energy loss; real gas effects such as variable degrees of ionization are also considered. The onedimensional flow is assumed. The results are compared with experimental data obtained with an arcdriven shock tube whose test section is similar to the MHD generator of the Faraday type. The continuum radiation intensity is measured as a function of time. Good agreement is obtained in the time histories of the calculated and measured continuum radiation intensities at the position where the flow is onedimensional.
 Publication:

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
 Pub Date:
 October 1975
 DOI:
 10.1143/JPSJ.39.1068
 Bibcode:
 1975JPSJ...39.1068S
 Keywords:

 Magnetic Fields;
 Magnetohydrodynamic Flow;
 PlasmaElectromagnetic Interaction;
 Shock Heating;
 Mathematical Models;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Plasma Heating;
 Shock Tubes;
 Steady Flow;
 Time Response;
 Plasma Physics