Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 105, Issue 1, pp 161–170 | Cite as

Self-similar problem with increasing energy in radiative magneto-gas dynamics

  • J. B. Singh
  • S. K. Srivastava


In the present paper self-similar solutions have been investigated for the propagation of piston driven, radiative gas-dynamic shocks into an inhomogeneous ideal gas permeated by a current free azimuthal magnetic field for spherical symmetry. The effects of radiation flux and magnetic field together have been seen in the region of interest on the other flow variables. The total energy of the flow between the piston and the shock is taken to be dependent on the shock radius obeying a power law. The radiative pressure and energy have been neglected. This problem is more general than the others done so far. The word piston implies some means to drive plasma radially onwards.


Radiation Magnetic Field Total Energy Radiation Flux Radiative Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Singh
    • 1
  • S. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsS.G.R. (P.G.) College DobhiJaunpurIndia

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