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Modeling of the plasma generated in a rarefied hypersonic shock layer
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Figures

Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Notional schematic of the structure of the plasma generated in a hypersonic shock layer. The width of the sheath is exaggerated for clarity.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Debye length and mean free path along the stagnation streamline for case 2.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Number of simulator particles and total energy in the computational domain during a simulation for case 1.

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Mole fractions of neutral molecules along the stagnation streamline for case 1 and for actual FIRE II 85 km conditions.

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Mole fractions of neutral atoms along the stagnation streamline for case 1 and for actual FIRE II 85 km conditions.

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Mole fractions of molecular ions along the stagnation streamline for case 1 and for actual FIRE II 85 km conditions.

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Mole fractions of atomic nitrogen ions and electrons along the stagnation streamline for case 1 and for actual FIRE II 85 km conditions.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Electric and potential fields for case 1.

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

Electric and potential fields for case 2.

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Average velocity of electrons along the stagnation streamline for case 1.

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

Average velocity of ions along the stagnation streamline for case 1.

Image of FIG. 12.
FIG. 12.

Debye length and mean free path along the stagnation streamline for case 1.

Image of FIG. 13.
FIG. 13.

Temperatures along the stagnation streamline for case 1.

Image of FIG. 14.
FIG. 14.

Velocity distribution function for electrons at for case 1.

Image of FIG. 15.
FIG. 15.

Number density of electrons for case 1.

Image of FIG. 16.
FIG. 16.

Number density of ions for case 1.

Image of FIG. 17.
FIG. 17.

Magnitude of charge separation for case 1.

Image of FIG. 18.
FIG. 18.

Number density of charged species and charge separation in the sheath for case 1.

Image of FIG. 19.
FIG. 19.

Number density of electrons for case 2.

Image of FIG. 20.
FIG. 20.

Number density of ions for case 2.

Image of FIG. 21.
FIG. 21.

Magnitude of charge separation for case 2.

Image of FIG. 22.
FIG. 22.

Number density of charged species and charge separation in the sheath for case 2.

Image of FIG. 23.
FIG. 23.

Convective heat flux at the vehicle surface separated by species for case 1.

Image of FIG. 24.
FIG. 24.

Convective heat flux at vehicle surface separated by species for case 2.

Image of FIG. 25.
FIG. 25.

Ion flux in the shock layer near the vehicle surface for case 1.

Tables

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Table I.

Baseline parameters used in the VHS molecular model.

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Table II.

Baseline reaction rate coefficients used in the TCE chemistry model for reactions involving neutral species.

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Table III.

Baseline reaction rate coefficients used in the TCE chemistry model for reactions involving charged species.

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Table IV.

Free stream boundary conditions used in case 1 and case 2.

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Scitation: Modeling of the plasma generated in a rarefied hypersonic shock layer
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10.1063/1.3500680
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