Accession Number:

AD0620835

Title:

RADIATION SMOOTHING OF SHOCKS,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The structure of a steady-state shock temperature profile in a fully-ionized ideal gas in the presence of a magnetic field is examined. It is pointed out that many of the important qualitative features of the temperature profile can be obtained in a simple way from a nomogram whose use is described. The customary introduction of a simplifying assumption such as the Milne-Eddington approximation relating the radiation pressure to the radiation energy flux is postponed to indicate which predictions are clearly independent of the approximation and which features may be a consequence of it. The thermal equilibrium of the electrons with the ions in the plasma is considered, and a parameter which measures the importance of the deviation from equilibrium is given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE