Accession Number : AD0605750

Title :   UNIFIED DYNAMICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF A THERMAL PLASMA.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Maecker,H. ; Peters,Th.

Report Date : 26 JUN 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A. Schluter and others have proposed a theory of plasma dynamics based on hydrodynamic principles in which the thermodynamics of the plasma are not considered. Therefore, this unified theory for the dynamics and thermodynamics of the plasma is presented using the principles of irreversible thermodynamics. Essentially, three flow equations result. The current and ambi-polar flow equations agree with Schluter's equations except for the additional thermal forces. The third is the general energy flow equation which refers the energy flow to the center-of-mass flow, the current and ambi-polar flow and finally to thermal conduction (without flow). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), THERMODYNAMICS), (*DYNAMICS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES, HYDRODYNAMICS, ENERGY, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, KINETIC THEORY, EQUATIONS, MOTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE