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The linear stability of a Stokes layer with an imposed axial magnetic field


Thomas, C and Bassom, AP and Davies, C, The linear stability of a Stokes layer with an imposed axial magnetic field, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 662 pp. 320-328. ISSN 0022-1120 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0022112010004210


The effects of a uniform axial magnetic field directed towards an oscillating wall in a semi-infinite viscous fluid (or Stokes layer) is investigated. The linear stability and disturbance characteristics are determined using both Floquet theory and via direct numerical simulations. Neutral stability curves and critical parameters for instability are presented for a range of magnetic field strengths. Results indicate that a magnetic field directed towards the boundary wall is stabilizing, which is consistent with that found in many steady flows.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:boundary layer stability
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and applied mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Bassom, AP (Professor Andrew Bassom)
ID Code:105780
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2016-09-23

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