Paradoxical transitions to instabilities in hydromagnetic Couette-Taylor flows Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • By methods of modern spectral analysis, we rigorously find distributions of eigenvalues of linearized operators associated with an ideal hydromagnetic Couette-Taylor flow. The transition to instability in the limit of a vanishing magnetic field has a discontinuous change compared to the Rayleigh stability criterion for hydrodynamical flows, which is known as the Velikhov-Chandrasekhar paradox.

publication date

  • December 2011