Effects of Axial Boundary Conductivity on a Free Stewartson-Shercliff Layer

Kyle Caspary, Dahan Choi, Fatima Ebrahimi, Erik Gilson, Jeremy Goodman & Hantao Ji
The effects of axial boundary conductivity on the formation and stability of a magnetized free Stewartson-Shercliff layer (SSL) in a short Taylor-Couette device are reported. As the axial field increases with insulating endcaps, hydrodynamic Kelvin-Helmholtz-type instabilities set in at the SSLs of the conducting fluid, resulting in a much reduced flow shear. With conducting endcaps, SSLs respond to an axial field weaker by the square root of the conductivity ratio of endcaps to fluid. Flow...
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