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Magnetically driven cylindrical shock waves

Liepmann, H. W. and Vlases, G. (1961) Magnetically driven cylindrical shock waves. Physics of Fluids, 4 (7). pp. 927-928. ISSN 1070-6631.

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Nearly every experiment on shock-wave propagation uses plane waves. Cylindrical and spherical waves are more difficult to produce, usually decay fast and do not offer any particular advantages. In magneto-fluid dynamics, however, it is possible to produce cylindrical waves easily and the axisymmetric geometry is a natural choice to study motion across magnetic field lines.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1961 American Institute of Physics. Received April 6, 1961. The experiments are made possible by the Francis I. duPont Fund for Magnetohydrodynamic Research and by a fellowship of the National Science Foundation to one of us.
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