Numerical analysis of expanding nonequilibrium plasma in a gas-driven laser propulsion

Y. Ogino, N. Ohnishit, K. Sawada, A. Sasoh

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Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of laser-produced plasma is essentially important for increasing available thrust force in a gas-driven laser propulsion system such as laser-driven in-tube accelerator. A computer code is developed to explore the formation of expanding nonequilibrium plasma produced by laser irradiation. Various properties of the blast wave driven by the nonequilibrium plasma are examined. It is found that the blast wave propagation is substantially affected by radiative cooling effect for lower density case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages16363-16369
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1563478072, 9781563478079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 92006 Jan 12

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Volume22

Other

Other44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period06/1/906/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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