Accession Number:

AD0773954

Title:

Re-Entry Physics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1969-Dec 1972

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLUID MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The modified phase space theory of reaction rates and Monte Carlo trajectory calculations were applied to the problem of three-body recombination and dissociation of diatomic molecules. On the basis of comparisons made between the phase space theory predictions of the rate coefficients and experimental measurements it is concluded that the phase space theory is capable of yielding good a prior estimates of three-body rate coefficients over a wide temperature range. Exploratory experiments were carried out in a stratified- flow wind tunnel in an attempt to measure the growth of momentumless wake in a stratified flow.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE