Accession Number:

ADA359642

Title:

A Numerical and Experimental Study of Arcjet Fluctuation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1999-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The work described here is a combined numericalexperimental study of arcjets. The focus of the experimental work has been a parametric study of the onset of instability in arc thruster devices. The focus of the numerical work has been the development of numerical methods for solving the magnetohydrodynamic MHD equations in complex geometries.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE