Accession Number:

AD0628143

Title:

ELECTRON AND ION DENSITY AHEAD OF AIR SHOCK WAVES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Oct 64-30 Nov 65,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Electron and ion density measurements ahead of strong shock waves are described. Measurements were made with a new collecting probe in a pressure driven shock tube with argon on the experimental gas. For initial pressures of 5 mmHg and Mach numbers of about 10 plasma density profiles were measured up to 150 cm ahead of the shock. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE