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Schnack, Dalton D.

Works: 7 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 694 library holdings
Genres: Masses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC718.5.M36, 538.6
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Most widely held works by Dalton D Schnack
Lectures in magnetohydrodynamics with an appendix on extended MHD by Dalton D Schnack( )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This concise and self-contained primer is based on class-tested notes for an advanced graduate course in MHD. The broad areas chosen for presentation are the derivation and properties of the fundamental equations, equilibrium, waves and instabilities, self-organization, turbulence, and dynamos. The latter topics require the inclusion of the effects of resistivity and nonlinearity. Together, these span the range of MHD issues that have proven to be important for understanding magnetically confined plasmas as well as in some space and astrophysical applications. The combined length and style of the thirty-eight lectures are appropriate for complete presentation in a single semester."--Publisher's website
Magnetohydrodynamics of plasma relaxation by S Ortolani( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book gives a concise description of the phenomenon of plasma relaxation from the point of view of resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theory. Magnetized plasmas relax when they seek their natural state of lowest energy subject to certain topological constraints imposed by the magnetic field. Relaxation may be fast and dynamic or slow and gradual depending on the external environment in which the magnetoplasma system evolves. Relaxation occurs throughout the universe and may describe such diverse phenomena as dynamos, solar flares, and the operation of magnetic fusion energy experiments. This book concentrates on the dynamic, rather than variational aspects of relaxation. While the processes described are general, the book focuses on the reversed-field pinch experiment as a paradigm for plasma relaxation and dynamo action. Examples from other branches of plasma physics are also discussed. The authors draw upon their extensive experience in numerical and experimental studies of relaxation
Structure and dynamics of the coronal magnetic field final technical report, NASA space physics theory grant NAG5-2257 (5/1/93 to 4/30/96) by Gerard Van Hoven( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structure and dynamics of the solar corona final report, 1993-1994 on contract NASW-4579 by Dalton D Schnack( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Non-linear numerical studies of the tearing mode by Dalton Dewitt Schnack( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Semi-implicit method for MHD computations without an Alfven wave CWF restriction by Douglas S Harned( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reversed-field pinch dynamics and transport studies by Dalton D Schnack( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The goals of this research have been: (1) to formulate computational and analytic models suitable for description of nonlinear dynamical processes in the Reversed-Field Pinch (RFP); (2) to implement these models in efficient computer codes, and to make these codes generally available to the magnetic fusion community; (3) to use these codes to gain an understanding of and insight into the basic dynamical mechanism that controls field reversal and sustainment in the RFP; and, (4) to synthesize these results with the goal of obtaining a self-consistent picture of RFP evolution, transport, and confinement
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Audience level: 0.81 (from 0.77 for Lectures i ... to 1.00 for Non-linear ...)
Alternative Names
Schnack, D. D.
Schnack, D. D. (Dalton D.)
English (26)