Accession Number : AD0775417

Title :   Chemical Laser Analysis Development. Summary Volume.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Oct 72-24 Oct 73,

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

Personal Author(s) : Benefield,John W.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The general objectives of this effort were to improve the analytical tools available for studying chemical lasers and to apply these tools to further the understanding of chemical lasers. Four computer programs are described in the report: (1) One-Dimensional Laser and Mixing Program (ODLAMP); (2) Laser and Mixing Program (LAMP); (3) Two-Dimensional Fresnel Integral Laser and Mixing Program (TDFI-LAMP); and (4) Method-of-Characteristics Laser and Mixing Program (MOC-LAMP). Selected highlights are presented of the computer codes, analyses, results, conclusions and recommendations. The results presented include the effects of fuel/oxidizer ratios, cavity pressure, mixing, optical characteristics, mode of operation, boundary layer and an assessment of the relationship of chemical laser cavity conditions to pressure recovery methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Gas dynamics, *Computer programming, One dimensional flow, Two dimensional flow, Fluid mechanics, Chemical reactions, Reaction kinetics, Gas dynamic lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers, Combustion, Mixing, Flow fields

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE