Accession Number:

ADA149074

Title:

Fundamental Studies on MPD Thrusters.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The major goals of this work are to determine erosion rates and the limits of diffuse mode operation. Major accomplishments of the first year include identification of a new mode of onset , identification of a nondimensional flow scaling parameter, a proposal for an improved design, and prediction of an anode thermal instability.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE