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Kannabiran Seshasayanan
Session: Magnetohydrodynamics 1
Session starts: Tuesday 25 August, 10:30
Presentation starts: 12:15
Room: Room F

Kannabiran Seshasayanan (École Normale Supérieure)

We study the kinematic dynamo problem of a two dimensional turbulent flow with the third velocity component being advected as a passive scalar (2.5D flow). Both helical and nonhelical forcing is considered. The low-dimensionality of the system allows us to study it for a wide range of parameters of the system, here specifically the Reynolds number and the magnetic Reynolds number. We show that the small scale dynamo action depends on the Reynolds number. The critical magnetic Reynolds number after which small magnetic perturbations starts to grow for the nonhelical forcing case is found to be independent of the Reynolds number.