Modeling of Plasma-Induced Ignition and Combustion
Final technical rept. 1 Aug 2004-31 Dec 2007
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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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.