Title: Intermediate shocks in three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic bow-shock flows with multiple interacting shock fronts
Authors: De Sterck, Hans ×
Poedts, Stefaan #
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: American physical soc
Series Title: Physical review letters vol:84 issue:24 pages:5524-5527
Abstract: Simulation results of three-dimensional (3D) stationary magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) bow-shock flows around perfectly conducting spheres are presented. For strong upstream magnetic field a new complex bow-shock flow topology arises consisting of two consecutive interacting shock fronts. Tt is shown that the leading shock front contains a segment of intermediate 1-3 shock type. This is the first confirmation in 3D that intermediate shocks, which were believed to be unphysical for a long time, can be formed and can persist for small-dissipation MHD in a realistic flow configuration.
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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