Interaction of an Acceleration Wave with a Strong Shock in Transient Pinched Plasma


Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110 078 India


In this paper, the evolution of an acceleration wave for the system of partial differential equations describing one dimensional, unsteady, axisymmetric motion of transient pinched plasma has been considered. The amplitude of the acceleration w ave propagating along the characteristic associated with the largest eigenvalue has been evaluated. The interaction of the strong shock with the acceleration wave has been in vestigated. Effects of ambient density exponent and magnetic induction has been investigated.