Statistical Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulent Shear Flows at Low Magnetic Reynolds Number

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Abstract

Magnetohydrodynamic turbulent shear flows at low magnetic Reynolds number are studied by using a two-scale direct-interaction approximation combined with the double expansion with regard to the magnetic Reynolds number and the interaction parameter. Using these statistical results, a two-equation turbulence model which incorporates the effects of magnetic fluctuations is constructed. This model can quantitatively explain existing experimental results for the skin friction in MHD channel flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2365-2385
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume57
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1

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