Accession Number : AD0277603

Title :   SHOCK WAVE STRUCTURE IN PARTIALLY IONIZED GASES

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : GREWAL,MAHESHINDER SINGH

Report Date : 21 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The structure of a shock wave in a partially ionized gas, which is in thermal on-equilibrium ahead of the shock wave, is investigated. A method is developed to solve this problem by separating it into two parts. First the structure of the shock wave associated with the mixture of ions and atoms, which are assumed to behave alike through the shock transition, is taken to be of the Mott-Smith form. Then the behavior of electrons as they pass through this ion-atom shock is analyzed. Using this method, calculations are made for the shock wave structure in partially ionized argon for Mach numbers equal to 8, 10 and 12, and for the values of the lectron-ion temperature ratio ahe d of the shock wave equal to 3, 5 and 8. (Author)

Descriptors :   ARGON, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRONICS, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, KINETIC THEORY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE