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This paper summarises the status of energy methods in linearised resistive magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and discusses nonlinear stability of dissipative MHD flows with fixed boundaries. Conditions for nonlinear stability of dissipative MHD flows are applied to the time dependent magnetised Couette flow. Hopf bifurcations due to overstability result in a periodic nonlinear oscillation.

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Authors: TASSO H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/321 EN (1994) 19 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199410754 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en