Accession Number : AD0760792

Title :   Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Flowing Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Eustis,R. H. ; Kruger,C. H. ; Mitchner,M.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The report summarizes the research completed under this contract. The work has been reported in 19 journal or proceedings articles, and in 7 published reports. Areas studied include transport coefficients in partially ionized two-temperature plasmas, the effects of nonelastic collisions on the kinetic-theory of high temperature gases, ionization rates including nonelastic collision effects, the nonequilibrium boundary layer in flowing plasmas, vibrational interactions in rapidly expanding gases, stability and breakdown phenomena in plasmas flowing through magnetic fields, current distributions and discharge characteristics, and diagnostic techniques. The work is summarized under four broad categories : MHD Generator-Related Experiments, Properties of Nonequilibrium Collision Dominated Plasmas, Diagnostics, and Nonequilibrium Measurements in Rapidly Expanded Flows. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, GAS IONIZATION, SUPERSONIC FLOW, GAS DISCHARGES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE