Accession Number : AD0734685

Title :   Characteristics of an Argon Free Jet Expanded from a High Pressure Inductive Arc Source,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Payne,W. F.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : A study has been made of the free jet flow field of argon heated by an inductive arc and expanded into a low density wind tunnel. The objective was to obtain high expansion velocities, and thus arc operating pressures from 0.4 to 1.0 atmosphere were chosen to ensure near-thermodynamic equilibrium of the gas before expansion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA JETS, ARGON), ELECTRIC ARCS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONS, LANGMUIR PROBES, GAS DISCHARGES, INTERACTIONS, AERODYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, CANADA

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE