We are concerned with a model of ideal compressible isentropic two-fluid magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). Introducing an entropy-like function, we reduce the equations of two-fluid MHD to a symmetric form which looks like the classical MHD system written in the nonconservative form in terms of the pressure, the velocity, the magnetic field and the entropy. This gives a number of instant results. In particular, we conclude that all compressive extreme shock waves exist locally in time in the limit of weak magnetic field. We write down a condition sufficient for the local-in-time existence of current-vortex sheets in two-fluid flows. For the 2D case and a particular equation of state, we make the conclusion that contact discontinuities in two-fluid MHD flows exist locally in time provided that the Rayleigh–Taylor sign condition on the jump of the normal derivative of the pressure is satisfied at the first moment.
- Characteristic discontinuities
- Inviscid two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic flows
- Local-in-time existence
- Shock waves
- Symmetric hyperbolic system
- CURRENT-VORTEX SHEETS
- GLOBAL WELL-POSEDNESS