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Modeling the Electrical Conductivity of Thermally Ionized Air Produced in Normal Shock Waves at Hypersonic and Hypervelocity Speeds

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory

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In this report, we model the electronic conductivity of low-temperature plasma formed due to thermal ionization of dry air in normal shock waves at hypersonic and hypervelocity Mach numbers 630 km s-1 using the multiterm Boltzmann equation, Monte Carlo collision, and Cheetah 9.0 equation of state methods.

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  • Thermodynamics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]