Accession Number:

ADA261648

Title:

Application of the Saha Equation to High Temperature (> or = 6000K) Rocket Exhaust

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Using the Saha equations and spectroscopic constants, the computer program in this report calculates the species populations of diatomic molecules, neutrals, ions, and electrons in a plasma. The code considers the equilibrium of a two-element, chemically reacting plasma, by calculating the partition function for each species. By rederiving theoretically, as the JANAF tables do, the thermodynamic properties of a rocket propellant, but using extended excitation levels, the program can estimate above 6000 K performance of advanced propulsion concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE