MacGillivray, Dean (1960) Motion of a current element through a fluid of low electrical conductivity. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12072005-131316
Two-dimensional flow of an incompressible, viscous, electrically conducting fluid past a current element is studied. A solution in the form of an asymptotic development is obtained, valid as a certain dimensionless parameter (essentially the product of the electrical conductivity and the current) tends to zero. An expression for the drag on the current element is computed, and is found to be independent of viscosity.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1960|
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|Deposited On:||08 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:12|
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