Stability of Shock Wave in Faraday-Type MHD Generator

Toshiyuki Aoki, Tetuya Ukon, Mitsuharu Masuda, Kazuyasu Matsuo

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The response of a shock wave in a Faraday-type MHD generator to small-amplitude pressure disturbances introduced downstream of the shock wave is analyzed with the method of small perturbations. The subsequent shock wave motion is classified as a stable oscillation about the initial steady flow shock position and an unstable oscillation where the shock wave moves upstream of the MHD channel, depending on interaction parameter, channel cross section and load parameter in the upstream of the shock wave. In the case of unstable condition, the Faraday-type MHD generator has a hysteresial characteristics such as the jump behavior of shock wave position and power output.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3712-3719
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number590
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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