Similarity solutions for cylindrical shock wave in rotating ideal gas with or without magnetic field using Lie group theoretic method
Department of Mathematics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, 211004, India
Accepted: 16 November 2020
Published online: 22 November 2020
The propagation of a cylindrical shock wave in rotating ideal gas under adiabatic flow condition is investigated using Lie group of transformation method. Both the cases of shock without magnetic field and under the influence of axial magnetic field are considered separately. The density and azimuthal fluid velocity in the case of shock without magnetic field and density, azimuthal fluid velocity and axial magnetic field in the case of shock under the influence of magnetic field are assumed to be varying in the undisturbed medium. The arbitrary constants appearing in the expressions for the infinitesimals of the local Lie group of transformations bring about two different cases of solutions, i.e. with a power law and exponential law shock paths. Exact solutions are obtained in the case of power law shock path for both the cases of cylindrical shock with and without magnetic field. It is not possible to obtain the exact solution in the case of exponential law shock path. In this case, the numerical solutions can be obtained by using the respective boundary conditions. Distribution of gasdynamical and magnetogasdynamical flow quantities are illustrated through figures.
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