Simulation of radiation generated by chemical reactions in weakly ionized shock waves using DSMC

Tong Zhu, Zheng Liy, Deborah Levin Fliflet

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Abstract

In this work, we simulate the radiation from the NO and N+ 2 systems and compare with the shock tube experiments in air by Gorelov.1 The related shock speeds are high enough to have produced a peak translational temperature of ~20,000 K or even higher, providing enough energy to ionize some of the flow species. In the current work, we simulate ionized normal shock flows by implementing appropriate ionization models in a 11 species air (N, O, N2, O2, NO, N+, O+, N+ 2, O+ 2, NO+ and e-) in DSMC. Electron impact and heavy particle impact excitation for NO is studied using the Quasi-Steady-State (QSS) approximation to compute the NO(A2IeΣ+u) and the N+ 2 (B2IeΣ+ u) state number densities. Line-by-line calculation of the spectra is performed using the NEQAIR2 code to obtain radiation in the wavelength range of 235 ± 7 and 391:4 ± 0:2 nm. For shock speeds above 7 km/s, the currently calculated radiation are in better agreement with the experimental data than that in our eariler work,3 but are still about 2~6 times lower than the experiments. For the N+ 2 radiation good agreement with the experimental data is obtained for shock speeds above 9 km/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624102561
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

Name52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014

Other

Other52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Zhu, T., Liy, Z., & Levin Fliflet, D. (2014). Simulation of radiation generated by chemical reactions in weakly ionized shock waves using DSMC. In 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 (52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..