- Shear Viscosity in the Post-quasistatic Approximation(arXiv)
Abstract : We apply the post-quasi — static approximation, an iterative method for the evolution of self-gravitating spheres of matter, to study the evolution of anisotropic non-adiabatic radiating and dissipative distributions in General Relativity. Dissipation is described by viscosity and free-streaming radiation, assuming an equation of state to model anisotropy induced by the shear viscosity. We match the interior solution, in non-comoving coordinates, with the Vaidya exterior solution. Two simple models are presented, based on the Schwarzschild and Tolman VI solutions, in the non — adiabatic and adiabatic limit. In both cases the eventual collapse or expansion of the distribution is mainly controlled by the anisotropy induced by the viscosity.
2.Eddy current damping of a moving domain wall: beyond the quasistatic approximation (arXiv)
Abstract : In conducting ferromagnetic materials, a moving domain wall induces eddy currents in the sample which give rise to an effective retarding pressure on the domain wall. We show here that the pressure is not just proportional to the instantaneous velocity of the wall, as often assumed in domain wall models, but depends on the history of the motion. We calculate the retarding pressure by solving the Maxwell equations for the field generated by the eddy currents, and show how its effect can be accounted for by associating a negative effective mass to the magnetic wall. We analyze the dependence of this effect on the sample geometry and discuss the implications for Barkhausen noise measurements.