- Its abbreviation is MHD. The study of the interactions between an electrically conducting fluid and magnetic fields. Plasmas, liquid metals, and ionized gases are examples of such fluids. MHD has applications in various fields, including plasma confinement, liquid-metal cooling of nuclear reactors, and in astronomy. Also spelled magneto-hydrodynamics. Also called magnetofluiddynamics, magneto-fluid mechanics, or hydromagnetics. When dealing specifically with electrically conducting gases, also called magnetogasdynamics, and when dealing with plasmas, also called magnetoplasmadynamics.
- synonymmagneto-fluid mechanics