Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 177–188

Axially symmetric explosion in magnetogasdynamics


  • B. G. Verma
    • Dept of MathematicsUniversity of Gorakhpur
  • J. P. Vishwakarma
    • Dept of MathematicsUniversity of Gorakhpur

DOI: 10.1007/BF00638976

Cite this article as:
Verma, B.G. & Vishwakarma, J.P. Astrophys Space Sci (1980) 69: 177. doi:10.1007/BF00638976


A point explosion in a spheroid with axially symmetric exponential density distribution is investigated by generalizing the method of Laumbach and Probstein to include the effects of a magnetic field. It is shown that the shock velocity decreases and tends to zero. Also, the elongation of the shock envelope along the axis of symmetry is much reduced and the blowout of the shock wave is removed on account of the magnetic field.

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