Archives of Acoustics, 45, 3, pp. 475–481, 2020

Non-Linear Interaction of Harmonic Waves in a Quasi-Isentropic Flow of Magnetic Gas

Technical University of Gdansk

The diversity of wave modes in the magnetic gas gives rise to a wide variety of nonlinear phenomena associated with these modes. We focus on the planar fast and slow magnetosound waves in the geometry of a flow where the wave vector forms an arbitrary angle θ with the equilibrium straight magnetic field. Nonlinear distortions of a modulated signal in the magnetic gas are considered and compared to that in unmagnetised gas. The case of acoustical activity of a plasma is included into consideration. The resonant three-wave non-collinear interactions are also discussed. The results depend on the degree of non-adiabaticity of a flow, θ, and plasma-β.
Keywords: non-linear magnetoacoustics; adiabatical instability; acoustic activity; three-wave interaction
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DOI: 10.24425/aoa.2020.134064