Accession Number:

AD0603600

Title:

CALCULATION OF THE RADIAL EMISSION COEFFICIENT AND RADIAL TEMPERATURE PROFILES OF A CYLINDRICALLY SYMMETRIC OPTICALLY THICK PLASMA.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

An iteration method for obtaining the spectral emission coefficient of a cylindrically symmetric, optically thick plasma as a function of radius from the equation relating the emission coefficient to the observed, edge-on intensity profile of the plasma was developed. The method is valid for a wide range of total absorptivity of the plasma o alpha 0.70. The method requires representing the experimental data by polynomials, and the solution is also in the form of a polynomial. The spectral absorption coefficient is also determined, and the radial temperature profile of the plasma calculated from Kirchhoffs law. A computer program was written to perform all necessary numerical calculations. The accuracy of the method is limited by the accuracy of the representation of the experimental data. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE