Abeer Bakhsh

PhD Student

Research Interests

The aim of my research is to clarify the effect of a magnetic field on Richtmyer-Meshcove Instability (RMI) in a compressible flow in curvilinear geometry starting with cylindrical geometry in two and three dimensions. This will be followed by simulations in spherical geometry.
Numerical simulations and analysis indicate that the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) is suppressed in ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in Cartesian slab geometry. Motivated by the presence of hydrodynamic instabilities in inertial con nement fusion and suppression by means of a magnetic field, we investigate the RMI via linear MHD simulations in cylindrical geometry.

Selected Publications

Linear simulations of the cylindrical Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in magnetohydrodynamics. Physics of Fluids (1994-present) 28.3 (March 2016): 034106.


  • ​Pursuing Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
  • Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics ), Umm Al-Qura University, November 11, 2010. Advisor: Prof. Abdullah A. Abdullah. Title of M. Sc. Dissertation: “Thermal convection in a horizontal porous layer affected by rotation”
  • Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and a Minor Degree in Education, Umm AI-Qura University, March 28, 2005