Accession Number : AD0436313


Title :   ANALYTICAL-EXPERIMENTAL CORRELATION OF RADIATION LOSS FROM AN ARGON ARCJET.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J


Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Martin P


Report Date : Jul 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : A previous report described a series of total radiation surveys of a turbulent argon arcjet using a collimated radiation probe. The results, although based on admittedly rough experiments, indicated a total radiation loss considerably less than prior theoretical predictions. In the present report, these theories are reviewed in some detail, and the entire series of experiments is re-examined, particularly with reference to the effect of collimation on the results. It was found that although the radiation distributions measured in the previous report were accurate, the method used to analyze the data was incorrect. Using the same experimental data, the measured radiation loss was recalculated properly, taking into account the effect of the collimator. Results indicated a considerably larger loss than had been reported in the previous report, and were found to agree quite well with the theoretical estimates given in the present report. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARGON , COLLIMATORS , POWER , TEMPERATURE , CORRELATION TECHNIQUES , GASES , NOZZLES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE