A self-similar solution for unsteady adiabatic and isothermal flows behind the shock wave in a non-ideal gas using Lie group analysis method with azimuthal or axial magnetic field in rotating medium
Department of Mathematics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, 211004, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Accepted: 21 April 2021
Published online: 2 May 2021
The similarity solutions using Lie group analysis for shock wave propagation in a rotational axisymmetric non-ideal gas with azimuthal or axial magnetic field in the case of isothermal and adiabatic flows are obtained. All possible cases of similarity solutions are discussed using the Lie group analysis for the isothermal and adiabatic flows. The arbitrary constants involved in the generators of local Lie groups bring various possible cases of solutions with exponential law and power law shock paths. Similarity solution for isothermal and adiabatic flows with power law shock path is discussed in detail. The density of ambient medium is taken to be constant. The axial and azimuthal fluid velocities and magnetic field in the ambient medium are assumed to be varying according to power law. The effect on shock wave strength and that on the flow variables due to variation of the Alfven Mach number, adiabatic index of the gas, non-idealness parameter, rotational parameter and initial magnetic field variation exponent are investigated. It is found that these parameters have decaying effects on shock wave. The obtained results in the case of isothermal and adiabatic flows are also compared with each other.
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