Accession Number:

AD0274697

Title:

STRUCTURES OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC DETONATION WAVES

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Corporate Author:

DEPUTY COMMANDER AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INGLEWOOD CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Magnetohydrodynamic MHD detonation waves of electrically conductive ga es and their structures are treated theoretically with considerati n to reaction energy release and transport properties. The energy release may be of thermonuclear origin for extremely high temperature plasma or of chemical process for reactive gases under the influence of a specified magnetic fiel . ith a simplified model of energy release and electric conductivity, the structures of the detonation waves are numerically calculated as examples. The preliminar results indicate that the MHD detonation wave thickness is much larger than that of a MHD shock wave under the same upstream conditions. The coupling between the shock zone and the reaction zone is strong. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE