Accession Number:

AD0296525

Title:

THE GOVERNING MACROSCOPIC EQUATIONS OF PARTIALLY IONIZED GASES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Useful formulations of the macroscopic conservation relations for a three-component mixture composed of ions, electrons, and neutral particles are developed from the basic forms of the equations for the individual species. The development represents primarily an orderly compilation of the work of previous investigators, although the equations developed are somewhat more general than those previously derived. In particular, all inertial and viscous terms are retained, and the temperatures of the individual species are not required to be equal. In addition, treatment of the energy equations is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE