Sheshadri, TS (1994) Study of axial current density distribution on cathode end surface of MPD thrusters. In: Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 37 (115). pp. 1-9.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
An MPD thruster formulation involving coupled aerothermodynamic electromagnetic equations and including viscous effects is developed and solved. The axial current density distribution at the cathode end surface is studied. It is found that propellant mass starvation away from the perimeter determines the shape of the current density distribution. Large values are found near the perimeter and much smaller values elsewhere on the cathode end surface. The effect of various input parameters on the axial current density is studied.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||16 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Aug 2008 12:19|
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