Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets

Pavlos Mikellides, P. J. Turchi, N. F. Roderick

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Abstract

A time dependent, 2-dimensional axisymmetric MHD simulation code, MACE2, is adopted to model both self-field and applied-field magneto-plasmadynamic thrusters. One of the NASA Lewis MFD thruster configurations is considered with operation at 1000 amp discharge current and 0.1 g/s mass flow rate. The applied field simulations include in-plane magnetic field contributions from induced azimuthal currents generated by the plasma. Simulations of both self-field and several low applied-field cases (varying the external magnet coil current) have successfully reached steady state and depict distributions of magnetic field, velocity and temperature.Overel1 arcjet performance in terms of specific impulse is estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jul 6 1992Jul 8 1992

Other

OtherAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992
CountryUnited States
CityNashville
Period7/6/927/8/92

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Magnetic fields
Induced currents
Magnetohydrodynamics
Magnets
NASA
Flow rate
Plasmas
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mikellides, P., Turchi, P. J., & Roderick, N. F. (1992). Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets. In AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992 [AIAA 92-3740] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets. / Mikellides, Pavlos; Turchi, P. J.; Roderick, N. F.

AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, 1992. AIAA 92-3740.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mikellides, P, Turchi, PJ & Roderick, NF 1992, Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets. in AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992., AIAA 92-3740, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992, Nashville, United States, 7/6/92.
Mikellides P, Turchi PJ, Roderick NF. Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets. In AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. 1992. AIAA 92-3740
Mikellides, Pavlos ; Turchi, P. J. ; Roderick, N. F. / Application of the MACH2 code to magnetoplasmadynamic arcjets. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, 1992.
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