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Magnetic field generation by the axisymmetric conducting fluid flow in a spherical cavity of a stationary conductor. 2

A. Gailitis

Institute of Physics, Latvian University, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

The magnetic field generation by a distributed flow having a polynomial stream function in a uniformly conducting medium is considered. It is found that the simplest meridional flow in the shape of two contacting ring vortices generates a steady magnetic field. The critical Rem value and the field pattern are calculated. If the surface velocities are directed toward the equator, a dipole-type field is generated; if they are directed toward the poles, the field is of the quadrupole type. Figs 4, Refs 4.

Magnitnaya Gidrodinamika 31, No. 1, 39-43, 1995 [PDF, 0.23 Mb] (in Russian)
Magnetohydrodynamics 31, No. 1, 38-42, 1995 [PDF, 0.19 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X