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dc.contributor.authorEstublier, Denis L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:34:15Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:34:15Zen
dc.date.issued1990-05-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04182009-041444en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42161en
dc.description.abstract

In this work, we describe all the possible radiative processes occuring in a low temperature hydrogen plasma. Some of the fundamental concepts involving ionized gases and collision phenomena are presented, and a rigourous approach is used to show that classical mechanics is quite appropriate to our study.

As an application to a laser engine, we investigate the effects of the maximum temperature, the temperature gradient, the stretching of the plasma shape, the engine pressure, and the equivalent sphere radius, on the total emitted power, including absorbing mechanisms through the equation of radiative transfer.

Graphs related to spectral radiative exitances are included, and a complete set of graphs of the total power, permitting interpolations with respect to the above relevant paramaters, are also provided.

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dc.format.extentxviii, 328 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22397502en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.E879.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.E879en
dc.subject.lcshLasers in aeronauticsen
dc.subject.lcshOrbital transfer (Space flight) -- Researchen
dc.titleRadiation emission and absorption in a hydrogen plasma of a laser engineen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairJakubowski, Antoni K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberYates, Charlie L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDennison, Brian K.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04182009-041444/en
dc.date.sdate2009-04-18en
dc.date.rdate2009-04-18en
dc.date.adate2009-04-18en


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