DSMC modeling of NO formation for simulation of radiation in hypersonic flows

Zheng Li, Ilyoup Sohn, Deborah A. Levin

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Abstract

The current work has implemented in DSMC discrete vibrational levels of N2 and the transitions between them as well as the dissociation of nitrogen molecules and formation of NO molecules. The vibration-translation transition models assessed include Larson- Borgnakke, Schwartz-Slawsky-Herzfeld (SSH), and Forced Harmonic Oscillator (FHO) models. Total Collision Energy (TCE) and QCT models for the NO formation reaction are considered. The effect of the models on the flowfield is explored and comparisons are made. Improved NO radiation modeling is proposed by employing quenching rates from most-recent experiments. Comparisons of electronic state populations and the corresponding radiative spectra among the neutral-impact excitation models are made. It is validated that vibrational band spectral structure of NO radiation is strongly influenced by vibrational temperature profiles along a line of sight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2012Jan 12 2012

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Other50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period1/9/121/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Li, Z., Sohn, I., & Levin, D. A. (2012). DSMC modeling of NO formation for simulation of radiation in hypersonic flows. Paper presented at 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, TN, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-228