Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 162, Issue 1, pp 57–69 | Cite as

Cylindrical magnetohydrodynamic model of shock waves with radiation heat flux

  • S. N. Ojha
  • V. D. Tiwari


Similarity solutions have been obtained for a cylindrical piston advancing with constant speed into a uniform plasma of infinite electrical conductivity and uniform axial magnetic field with heat radiation. The total energy of the expanding wave has been supposed to remain constant. The plasma is assumed to be a perfect grey gas in local thermodynamic equilibrium. To make the discussions less complicated the simplifying assumptions include transparent shock, cool piston neither an emitter nor a reflector and negligible radiation pressure and energy.


Magnetic Field Electrical Conductivity Heat Flux Shock Wave Thermodynamic Equilibrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Ojha
    • 1
  • V. D. Tiwari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Post-Graduate Studies in MathematicsS.C. Post-Graduate CollegeBalliaIndia

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