Accession Number:

ADA011773

Title:

Studies of Atmospheric Processes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 12 Jul 1971-30 Jun 1974

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI RESEARCH INST FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes experimental and analytical studies on chemistry and energy transfer processes important to rocket exhaust components in the upper atmosphere. The first part covers the experimental studies on chemiluminescence observed in the infrared from reactions in the H-C-N system. The second part presents a compilation of artificial infrared spectra generated to aid in the experimental interpretation of Part I. Part III presents the results of detailed relaxation calculations in an expanding flow of combustion affluents. This calculation, simulating a core flow field, shows substantial vibrational freezing particularly in the diatomic species present. The last part presents detailed measurement of the scattering of 0 atoms from various plume related species. The intermolecular potential for these systems is also determined.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE