Accession Number:

ADA482296

Title:

Modeling of Plasma-Induced Ignition and Combustion

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Aug 2004-31 Dec 2007

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Much progress has been made in the work performed in this grant toward the development of an end-to-end computer model of an electrothermal chemical gun. Phenomena that must be considered in an electrothermal chemical gun model include the initial capillary plasma properties, the plasma-air interaction, plasma sheath effects, and the plasma-propellant interaction itself. This report presents an overview of our progress made modeling these various phenomena. Also discussed are methods under consideration to incorporate surface chemistry effects into the plasma-propellant interaction model.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE