An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 5, 2001 - Mathematics - 431 pages
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Magnetic fields are routinely used in industry to heat, pump, stir and levitate liquid metals. There is the terrestrial magnetic field that is maintained by fluid motion in the earth's core, the solar magnetic field, which generates sunspots and solar flares, and the galactic field that influences the formation of stars. This introductory text on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) (the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and conducting fluids) is intended to serve as an introductory text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, applied mathematics and engineering. The material in the text is heavily weighted toward incompressible flows and to terrestrial (as distinct from astrophysical) applications. The final sections of the text, which outline the latest advances in the metallurgical applications of MHD, make the book of interest to professional researchers in applied mathematics, engineering and metallurgy.
 

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Contents

The Governing Equations of Electrodynamics
27
The Governing Equations of Fluid Mechanics
47
Incorporating the Lorentz Force
95
Advection and Diffusion
102
Dynamics at Low Magnetic Reynolds Numbers
117
Generation of Motion
139
Boundary Layers
151
Dynamics at Moderate to High Magnetic
159
Magnetic Stirring Using Rotating Fields
285
Magnetic Damping Using Static Fields
301
Axisymmetric Flows Driven by the Injection
332
MUD Instabilities in Reduction Cells
363
Magnetic Levitation
387
Appendices
405
Physical Properties of Liquid Metals
417
Suggested Books on MHD
423

MHD Turbulence at Low and High Magnetic
222
Applications in Engineering and Metallurgy
273

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