Accession Number:

AD0654661

Title:

BLOWING OF CURRENT PATTERNS IN NON-EQUILIBRIUM PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical information series,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A description is given of some initial calculations of the displacement of current patterns in non-equilibrium plasmas due to a flow. Convection of energy is considered via the electron energy equation, but finite ionization rates are neglected. A pair of point electrodes in a parallel walled channel is chosen as a convenient problem to illustrate the solution procedure. It is found that the electron temperature distribution becomes skewed, the current displaced downstream, and the voltage to pass a given current is increased as the flow velocity becomes higher. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE