JMP  Vol.6 No.1 , January 2015
An Approach to Plasma Wake Studying
ABSTRACT
The influence of a glow electrical discharge on the wake behind two cylinders was studied. This effect consists in a redistribution of the power in the velocity pulsation spectrum due to the discharge action on fluid flow. To treat this observation, we need a simple model of intermittent turbulent wake in the vicinity of cylinders. A variant of such model has been developed in the form of two coupled van-der-Pole oscillators representing two interacting von Karman vortex streets behind the cylinders. According to the model, the set of the global wake modes and its concurrence are discussed. Accordingly, a mechanism of the glow discharge effect on the cylinders wake has been proposed.

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Gembarzhevskii, G. (2015) An Approach to Plasma Wake Studying. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 46-57. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.61007.
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