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Numerical analysis of MHD accelerator using nonequilibrium air plasma for space propulsion

Anwari, Makbul and H. H., Qazi and Sukarsan, Sukarsan (2010) Numerical analysis of MHD accelerator using nonequilibrium air plasma for space propulsion. In: 2010 The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010, 26-28 Feb. 2010, Singapore.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCAE.2010.5451505

Abstract

Numerical analyses of Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) accelerator using nonequilibrium air plasma are outlined in this paper. Composition of simulated air plasma consists of seven species, N2, N, O2, O, NO, NO+ and e-. The Magnetohydrodynamic Augmented Propulsion Experiment (MAPX) channel designed by NASA is used in this simulation. The MacCormack scheme is used to solve the set of differential equations of MHD approximations. Characteristics of nonequilibrium air plasma as a working gas are shown. Numerical results show the fundamental characteristic and propulsion performance of MHD accelerator using diagonal electrode connection with constant diagonal angle setting 55°.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:air plasma, MHD accelerator, propulsion performance
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:27935
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 04:34
Last Modified:29 Aug 2012 04:35

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