Accession Number:

ADA071950

Title:

Finite-Difference Solutions for Nonequilibrium Laminar Boundary Layers in Ionizing-Argon Flows.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Details are given of an implicit six-point finite-difference scheme for solving two-temperature chemical nonequilibrium laminar boundary-layer flows in ionizing argon. The analysis extends previous work by considering the radiation-energy loss and the chemical reactions in the plasma of the ionizing boundary layer. The variations of transport properties based on the known elastic-scattering cross-sections for an argon plasma across the boundary layer are considered. The effects of the chemical reactions, radiation-energy loss and the electric sheath on the boundary-layer structures are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE