The stability of steady magnetohydrodynamic flows with current-vortex sheets

K. I. Ilin*, Y. L. Trakhinin, V. A. Vladimirov

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Abstract

The energy method of Frieman and Rotenberg was applied to investigate the linear stability of steady magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows of an incompressible fluid with current-vortex sheets. Non-negative definiteness of the energy was presented as necessary and sufficient condition for the stability for general magnetostatic equilibrium with a current sheet. The article also discussed about the steady MHD flows with surfaces of tangential discontinuities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2649-2658
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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