Shear stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor modes

Eliezer Hameiri

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Abstract

The effect of flow shear on the stability of rotating ideal magnetohydrodynamic equilibria is investigated. It is found that a large enough shear can sometimes completely stabilize the flute(k = 0) modes. The most notable result is a theorem which provides for an analytical determination of the exact number of unstable modes. A weaker sufficient condition for stability is also derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Shear stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor modes. / Hameiri, Eliezer.

In: Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1979, p. 89-98.

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Hameiri, E 1979, 'Shear stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor modes', Physics of Fluids, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 89-98.
Hameiri, Eliezer. / Shear stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor modes. In: Physics of Fluids. 1979 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 89-98.
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