On Poor Separation in Magnetically Driven Shock Tube

C.T. Chang

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    Observations made at steady-state running conditions in a magnetically driven shock tube, with parallel-plate electrodes, showed that for a given discharge voltage, sufficient separation between the shock and the current-sheet occurred only at relatively high discharge pressures. As a comparison, poor separations were also noted in conventional diaphragm-type shock tubes running at low initial pressures. It is demonstrated that the observed poor separation can be explained by a mass leakage, instead of through the wall boundary layer, but through the current-sheet itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)1265-1267
    Publication statusPublished - 1973


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