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Magnetohydrodynamic surface waves


Hoult, David P. (1962) Magnetohydrodynamic surface waves. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/RVM0-1T80.


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
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ID Code:1152
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:04 Apr 2008
Last Modified:20 Dec 2019 19:39

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