Irregular shock refraction in magnetohydrodynamics

P. Bilgi, V. Wheatley, R. Samtaney, J. E. Barth

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Analytical solutions to the magnetohydrodynamic shock refraction problem are used to explore the limiting interface angles for which regular refraction will occur, for a particular choice of problem parameters and varying magnetic field strength. Beyond this limit, irregular shock refraction occurs and no analytical solutions exist at present. Thus, the wave structure resulting from irregular magnetohydrodynamic shock refraction is determined via ideal simulations, allowing its properties to be explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646596952
StatePublished - 2014
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 11 2014


Other19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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