Accession Number:

AD0668505

Title:

ASYMPTOTICS OF THE WAKE OF A BODY MOVING IN RAREFIED PLASMA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

At present there is interest in investigation of the structure of the trace formed behind a body moving in a plasma. The finding of perturbations of electron and ionic concentration in plasma leads to solution of a system of disordered kinetic equations for the distribution function of charged particles and Poissons equation for self-consistent potential. An important parameter of this problem is also the Debye radius, i.e. the distance over which the field of a point charge is chielded. Solution of the problem in the common form is very difficult since the system of equations describing perturbation is multi-dimensional and essentially nonlinear. This work gives a more detailed investigation of the structure of the trace in the distant zone. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE