The effect of wall friction on the current-sheet speed of a magnetically driven shock tube

C.T. Chang

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    Abstract

    The effect of wall friction on the current-sheet speed is examined by taking some plausible forms of the friction into consideration. The analysis shows that the current-sheet always attains a steady state regardless of the types of friction concerned. It further shows that the experimentally observed velocity limitation of the current-sheet at discharge conditions of high voltage and low pressure might be attributed to a friction drag varying linearly with the driving current and the current-sheet speed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
    Volume13
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)1067-1073
    ISSN0741-3335
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1971

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