Experimental and numerical study for reevaluating catalytic efficiency of atomic nitrogen recombination for SiC material surfaces

Hiroshi Osawa, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroki Takayanagi, Kazuhisa Fujita, Keisuke Sawada

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Abstract

Aiming for evaluating the catalytic efficiency of atomic nitrogen recombination for silicon carbide materials, experimental and numerical study is performed. In the experiment, the inductively coupled plasma of nitrogen with argon is produced in a quartz tube at room temperature and under the total pressures of 0.09 and 2.1 Pa. The axial distribution of the emission spectrum in the wavelength range from 380 to 935 nm for silicon carbide test piece is obtained by emission spectroscopy. For the purpose of comparison, those without test piece as well as for copper test piece are also obtained. Then, the axial emission intensity distributions of atomic nitrogen 821.6 nm and argon 811.5 nm spectral lines are extracted from the obtained emission spectrum. The computational fluid dynamics computation is also carried out in order to understand the flowfield properties around the test piece. A theoretical model of the surface catalysis is incorporated into the computational code and the catalytic efficiency is given parametrically. In this paper, the obtained experimental and numerical results are shown and the estimation of the catalytic efficiency value is attempted by comparing between them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 52009 Jan 8

Publication series

Name47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Conference

Conference47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period09/1/509/1/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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