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Magnetohydrodynamic surface waves

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Hoult, David P. (1962) Magnetohydrodynamic surface waves. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03262008-082838

Abstract

This is an experimental and theoretical study of deep water gravity-like waves which are induced in a liquid metal by a changing magnetic field. The dominant feature of such waves is the emission of Alfven waves from the free surface. A linearized theory is derived and compared with experiments.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang
Thesis Committee:
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang (chair)
  • Whitham, Gerald Beresford
  • Cole, Julian D.
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03262008-082838
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03262008-082838
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1152
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:04 Apr 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:35

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