Accession Number : AD0290525

Title :   NON-SIMILAR NUMERICAL METHODS OF SOLUTION FOR ELECTRODE BOUNDARY LAYERS IN A CROSSED FIELD ACCELERATOR

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : GROHS,GERHARD L.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A numerical method of solution for the electrode boundary layer problem in a crossed-field plasma accelerator is presented, which allows a direct study of non-similar properties of the boundary layer profiles. It is applicable not only to a wide variety of free stream solutions with or without Hall-effect, but in essence to compressible boundary layers in general. Suggestions for a modification of the Karman-Pohlhausen integral technique have been discussed also. An evaluation of numerical results will be given upon conclusion of the present computations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATOMS, *BOUNDARY LAYER, *ELECTRODES, *GAS FLOW, *GASES, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, *PARTICLES, *PLASMA JETS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ARGON, CONVECTION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, HALL EFFECT, HEAT TRANSFER, IONIZATION, KINETIC THEORY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, POTASSIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE