Plane and Cylindrical Strong Shocks in Magnetogas Dynamics
Keywords: Shock velocity, Chisnell Chester Whitham method, Adiabatic index, Shock strength
AbstractChisnell-Chester-Whitham method has been used to investigate the propagation of strong diverging plane and cylindrical shock waves in an infinitely electrically conducting ideal gas in the presence of a constant axial magnetic field under two distinct situations; (a) when the ratio of densities on either side of the shock nearly equals (gamma +1)/(gamma -1), where gamma is the adiabatic index of the gas, or (b) when the applied magnetic field is large. It is found that the plane shock wave moves with a constant shock strength. An increase in the magnetic fields leads to an increase in the shock velocity.
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Kumar, S., & Prakash, R. (2013). Plane and Cylindrical Strong Shocks in Magnetogas Dynamics. Defence Science Journal, 40(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.40.4461
Applied Physics & Fluid Dynamics
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