Transport Phenomena in Highly Ionized Shock-Heated Gases.
Final rept. 15 Mar 74-28 Feb 75,
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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The propagation and structure of strong shock waves in xenon have been studied under conditions where radiative transfer effects are important. Experiments carried out have included measurements of incident shock wave velocity attenuation and the post-reflected shock wave temperature time history. The latter were conducted both in a conventional, constant cross-sectional area, driven tube configuration as well as in a conical driven tube configuration. Both the shock wave attenuation and the temperature measurements provide evidence indicative of significant radiative losses.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics