NORMAL MODE ANALYSIS FOR LINEAR RESISTIVE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
Magnetohydrodynamics The compressible, resistive MHD equations are linearized around an equilibrium with cylindrical symmetry and solved numerically as a complex eigenvalue problem. This normal mode code permits solution for very small resistivity eta +- 10**-10. The scaling of growth rates and layer width agrees very well with analytical theory. The influence of both current and pressure on the instabilities is studied in detail; the effect of resistivity on the ideally unstable internal kink is analyzed.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 6/235, 1984
Record Number: 1989123034600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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