Accession Number:

AD0434731

Title:

COMPRESSIBLE PLASMA FLOW OVER A BIASED BODY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLUID MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The flow field of a compressible plasma over a biased body is discussed with special emphasis on the electrical characteristics. The governing equations in various asymptotic regions are investigated. A stagnation point probe theory, because of its great practical interest, is given in detail. An analytic current-voltage characteristic is obtained for this case under the assumption of a very thin electrical sheath.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE