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Electrogravitational stability of oscillating streaming fluid cylinder ambient with a transverse varying electric field

Alfaisal A Hasan

Author Affiliations

Basic and Applied Sciences Department, College of Engineering and Technology, Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), P.O. Box 2033, Elhorria, Cairo, Egypt

Boundary Value Problems 2011, 2011:31  doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2011-31

Published: 11 October 2011

Abstract

The electrogravitational instability of a dielectric oscillating streaming fluid cylinder surrounded by tenuous medium of negligible motion pervaded by transverse varying electric field has been investigated for all the perturbation modes. The model is governed by Mathieu second-order integro-differential equation. Some limiting cases are recovering from the present general one. The self-gravitating force is destabilizing only in the axisymmetric perturbation for long wavelengths, while, the axial electric field interior, the fluid has strong destabilizing effect for all short and long wavelengths. The transverse field is strongly stabilizing. In the case of non-axisymmetric perturbation, the self-gravitating force is stabilizing for short and long waves, while the electric field has stabilizing effect on short waves.

Keywords:
electrogravitational stability; oscillating; streaming