THEORETICAL RESEARCH ON THERMODYNAMIC AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF GASES AT HIGH TEMPERATURES.
UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP EAST HARTFORD CONN RESEARCH LABS
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The research performed under this contract was directed primarily into two areas. In the first, an analysis of the problems of calculating the thermodynamic properties of a high temperature gas was undertaken in an effort to find reliable methods of extending present data to much higher temperatures. Accurate thermodynamic data are especially required for the high temperature region, perhaps to temperatures reaching 6000 Kelvin for systems deriving their energy from chemical reactions and to substantially higher temperatures for plasma systems. In the second area, an analysis was undertaken of problems associated with the prediction of transport properties in high temperature gas mixtures, especially systems with some degree of ionization or molecular excitation. A precise knowledge of the various interaction potentials between the reacting species is essential for a complete understanding of the high temperature behavior of such systems and for calculating the transport properties. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics