CFD simulation of a conducting magnetofluid problem

Subrata Roy, Pavlos Mikellides, Dhanireddy R. Reddy

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

Abstract

The magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster is of significant interest to the high power in-space propulsion research. This paper verifies the applicability of the MACH2 finite volume research code to designing practical self-field MPD thruster. Theoretical development for a diverging annular geometry is documented and analyzed for a partially ionized two temperature computational model that addresses potential understanding of effect of geometric scales, and predictions of self-field magnetic effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationSymposia
EditorsT.J. O Hern, T.J. O Hern
Pages167-172
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: May 29 2001Jun 1 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
Volume2

Other

Other2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period5/29/016/1/01

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

Cite this

Roy, S., Mikellides, P., & Reddy, D. R. (2003). CFD simulation of a conducting magnetofluid problem. In T. J. O Hern, & T. J. O Hern (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 2: Symposia (pp. 167-172). (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting; Vol. 2).