We calculate momentum transport from tearing fluctuations in a reversed field pinch with sheared flow, considering both the effect of a single tearing mode (through quasilinear theory and MHD computation) and multiple tearing modes (through nonlinear MHD computation). A single tearing mode transports momentum, via Maxwell and Reynolds stresses, more rapidly than classical viscous forces. Moreover, the transport is enhanced by nonlinear coupling of multiple modes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy