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Force free fields can be generalised to Trkal flows in magnetohydrodynamics if a special velocity field parallel to the magnetic field is introduced. Such flows decay exponentially in time in case a constant viscosity and a constant resistivity are added. The stability of generalised Trkal flows is investigated and a sufficient condition for nonlinear stability is derived. For low velocities, this condition reduces essentially to the nonlinear sufficient stability condition for force free fields.

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Authors: TASSO H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/325 EN (1995) 10 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199510520 / Last updated on: 1995-04-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en