Sheshadri, TS (1991) Numerical study of magneto-plasma-dynamic thruster onset phenomena. In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2, 30 (6). L1066-L1067.Full text not available from this repository.
The occurrance of onset in (magneto-plasma-dynamic) MPD thrusters is investigated by means of a steady MPD formulation and an onset hypothesis. The onset boundary curve for Argon propellant is obtained and is found to be consistent with experimental observations. It is shown that in order to attain high specific impulse before occurrance of onset, it is necessary to increase the low temperature plasma electrical conductivity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to The Japan Society of Applied Physics.|
|Keywords:||MPD thruster;onset phenomena;onset boundary curve;Argon propellant|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||25 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 10:11|
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