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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting liquids or gases, such as molten metal or plasma. Also called hydromagnetics.

mag·ne′to·hy′dro·dy·nam′ic adj.


n (functioning as singular)
1. (General Physics) the study of the behaviour of conducting fluids, such as liquid metals or plasmas, in magnetic fields
2. (General Physics) the generation of electricity by subjecting a plasma to a magnetic field and collecting the deflected free electrons
Abbreviation: MHD
magˌnetoˌhydrodyˈnamic adj
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Noun1.magnetohydrodynamics - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal)magnetohydrodynamics - the study of the interaction of magnetic fields and electrically conducting fluids (as plasma or molten metal)
hydrodynamics, hydrokinetics - study of fluids in motion
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building on my recent advances in the field of rotating and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, I will derive a set of reduced equations to simulate such turbulent flows in the vicinity of the transition where bulk 3d waves appear on a 2d turbulent flow.
Laughlin compared the angular accelerations from differentiated 1000 Hz magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) angular velocity data to calculated angular accelerations from a 3-2-2-2 linear accelerometer array and found the MHD data to be equal to or superior to the linear array data [40].
Magnetohydrodynamic fully developed combined convection flow between vertical plates heated asymmetrically, Journal of Technical Physics 41(2): 173-185.
19) Kato (20) extended Lighthill's theory to magnetohydrodynamic waves and found that Eq.
A one-dimensional multispecies magnetohydrodynamic model of the dayside ionosphere of Mars.
Bagh et al [19] examined the magnetohydrodynamic fluid flow through porous media over an exponentially shrinking porous sheet with convective heat transfer.
Often chaotically turbulent, the jets are comprised of electrically charged particles which can form knots via magnetohydrodynamic processes.
They cover machine architecture and objectives; a magnetohydrodynamic description of the equilibrium and heating of the thermal plasma; Alfven cavity modes, fast ions, alpha particles, and diagnostic neutral beams; turbulent transport from the temperature gradients; operational regimes and their properties; transport barriers and edged localized modes control; steady-state operation; plasma diagnostics; plasma facing components and plasma-wall interaction physics; and the broader approach and tritium breeding blankets.
Alas, steam turbines or a magnetohydrodynamic generator was required to provide the necessary power.
It is possible that the micro-turbulence flows created by magnetic field-induced magnetohydrodynamic effect creates significant resistance for the imidazole to adsorb on the surface of copper.
The interaction of solar wind with the magnetosphere, producing auroras and other phenomena, and magnetohydrodynamic generation are covered next.