Magnetohydrodynamic deceleration of «magnetized» planets in solar wind plasma

1Shuvalov, VA, 2Bandel, KA, 2Priymak, AI, 2Kochubey, GS
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
2Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2009, 15 ;(6):03-13
Publication Language: Russian
The lift and drag forces of magnetized planets in the low-density plasma of solar wind are determined using the method of physical modelling. It is shown that the lift and drag forces change similarly relative to moments of magnetic dipoles of planets with the distance to the Sun. Two parameters have a defined effect on the values of the lift and the drag forces : the relation of magnetic pressure of the planet field to the velocity head of solar wind and the angle of a magnetic dipole axial slope towards the planet rotation axis.
Keywords: drag forces, magnetic pressure, planet
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