Two-dimensional transonic flow of perfectly conducting gas with aligned magnetic field

  • Ko Tamada
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Steady flow of perfectly conducting, inviscid, compressible fluid with aligned magnetic field is studied, with special reference to the transonic, small-perturbation flow. It is shown that the equations of motion as well as the conditions for possible shock waves can be reduced to those of ordinary flow by a suitable affine-transformation. Thus, von Kármán’s transonic similarity rule is extended to this class of magnetogasdynamic flow. In this extension, sub-Alfvénic flows are related to the ordinary flow with reversed flow direction. The flow past a half-wedge at Mach number 1 is considered in detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ko Tamada
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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