Accession Number : AD0698538

Title :   A THEORY OF AN EROSION PLASMA SOURCE,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Balyberdin,V. V. ; Khizhnyak,N. A.

Report Date : 18 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The paper covers theoretical research on the process of electrodynamic acceleration of plasmoids, taking into account the thermal inertia of mass liberation and losses of energy due to plasma heatup and electrode erosion. The results obtained permit estimating the thrust and energy coefficients of the conversion of electrical energy into plasma flow enery. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA GENERATORS, ELECTRODES), (*PLASMA JETS, ACCELERATION), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, SPARKS, EROSION, PLASMA ENGINES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, MASS TRANSFER, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, THRUST, MOMENTUM, GAS IONIZATION, ENERGY CONVERSION, EFFICIENCY, MOMENTUM, USSR

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE