Accession Number : AD0270934

Title :   THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON CALCULATED NON-EQUILIBRIUM ELECTRON DENSITIES

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : BORTNER,M.H.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The effects of temperature and density on the chemical kinetics of a non-equilibrium flow field were studied. The kinetics were determined for systems of initial densities of 10 to the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th power particles per cc at constant temperatures of 20,000; 15,000; 10,000; 7000; and 5,000 K and for the case of an initial temperature of 15,000 K, the temperature decreasing due to chemical reaction. Electron densities were plotted. The expected drastic effect of temperature is found but because of the complexity of the chemical system, the effect of density is found to be somewhat different than would be predicted by simple consideration of the order of the reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SHOCK WAVES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DENSITY, DISSOCIATION, ELECTRONS, GAS FLOW, IONIZATION, REACTION KINETICS, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, TEMPERATURE, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE