Interactions between magnetohydrodynamical discontinuities

Wenlong Dai, Paul R Woodward

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Interactions between magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) discontinuities are studied through numerical simulations for the set of one-dimensional MHD equations. The interactions include the impact of a shock on a contact discontinuity, the collision of two shocks, and the catchup of a shock over another shock. The shocks involved in the interactions may be very strong. Each shock in an interaction may be either a fast or a slow shock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3662-3675
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


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