Accession Number : AD0715615

Title :   Equilibrium Composition and Normal Shock Parameters for Nitrogen Up Through Double Ionization,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,M. P.

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The equilibrium composition of nitrogen is computed up through double ionization. Equilibrium normal shock properties are shown to 100,000 ft/sec. Use is made of several simplifying assumptions: the perfect gas law, the strong shock approximation, no reduction in ionization potential due to multiple particle effects, and use of a limited number of states in the electronic partition function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS IONIZATION, SHOCK WAVES), (*NITROGEN, GAS IONIZATION), CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, ENTHALPY, REENTRY VEHICLES, IONIZATION POTENTIALS, FLIGHT SPEEDS, ELECTRON DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, EQUATIONS, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE