Accession Number : AD0745419

Title :   Development and Application of Analytical Models for Chemical Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Midterm rept. 10 Jan-10 Jul 72,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ratliff,Alan W. ; Thoenes,Jurgen

Report Date : 07 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The objective of this effort is to apply existing flowfield models, (including combustion, mixing, and nonequilibrium chemistry) which have already been substantially verified in rocket applications, to the CW chemical laser. Modifications will be made to the programs so that the laser radiation effects can be coupled with the flow field. Parameters and geometry will be varied within the capability of the models in order to optimize the flow regimes for the chemical laser. In addition, analyses will be performed on the flow fields of existing lasers to define optimum operating conditions and interpret experimental results.

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), NOZZLE GAS FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, REACTION KINETICS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, PROPELLANTS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE