Accession Number:

ADA454452

Title:

Shockwave Propagation in Nonequilibrium Air Plasma

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Feb 1997-1 Jul 2006

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The effects of acoustic shock wave propagation in nonequilibrium plasmas with Mach number from 1.5 up to 2.5 have been investigated. The effects of shock wave induced double layer on local excitation and ionization enhancement have been measured. Also, the effect of local gas heating induced by the energy dissipation in the double layer has been measured in a dielectric barrier discharge.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE