Stability of laminar flows of a perfect magnetofluid

Kent, Arthur (1966) Stability of laminar flows of a perfect magnetofluid. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis reviews work done on stability of laminar flows of non-conducting; fluids and makes extensions where possible to perfectly conducting fluids in the presence of a magnetic field parallel to the flow. Dissipative effects are not studied, so that the fluids have no viscosity or electrical resistance. The fluids are incompressible. The object is to classify the velocity and magnetic profiles of the laminar flows into stable and unstable groups. In spite of the simplicity of the systems studied, simple rules are difficult to find. Those available are summarised in the appendix. The remaining results have the disadvantage that they involve the frequencies and amplitudes of the possible disturbances.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Advisers: Professor J.C. Gunn and Dr. E.W. Laing. Supported by finance from the Science Research Council.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1966
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1966-82317
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 12:37
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 12:37
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82317

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