Role of parallel flow curvature on the mitigation of Rayleigh-Taylor instability

D Sarmah, S Sen, Robert Alan Cairns

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Abstract

The effect of a radially varying parallel equilibrium flow on the stability of the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) mode is studied analytically in the presence of a sheared magnetic field. It is shown that the parallel flow curvature can completely stabilize the RT mode. The flow curvature also has a robust effect on the radial structure of the mode. Possible implications of these theoretical findings to recent experiments are also discussed. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Keywords

  • Z-PINCH LOADS
  • VELOCITY-FIELD
  • DRIFT WAVES
  • SUPPRESSION
  • SIMULATIONS
  • TURBULENCE
  • STABILITY
  • LINERS

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