Hot plasma in contact with a cold wall

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The effect of a cold wall on a hot plasma with initial uniform temperature and strong magnetic field parallel to the wall is studied. For physical values of thermal conductivity, resistivity, and electron-ion equilibration coefficients, the full set of one-fluid, two-temperature equations is solved numerically. These results are then compared with analytic self-similar solutions. The dynamic behavior of the plasma is presented. The total energy loss to the wall per unit area is evaluated and may be approximated rather well by an analytical expression derived from the fundamental equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1441-1445
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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