– Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Sustained turbulence and magnetic energy in non-rotating shear flows

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Farrukh Nauman, Eric G. Blackman

From numerical simulations, we show that non-rotating magnetohydrodynamic shear flows are unstable to finite amplitude velocity perturbations and become turbulent, leading to the growth and sustenance of magnetic energy, including large scale fields. This supports the concept that sustained magnetic energy from turbulence is independent of the driving mechanism for large enough magnetic Reynolds numbers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033202
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2017

Bibliographical note

5 pages, 5 figures, under review in PRL

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