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dc.contributor.authorEstublier, Denis L.en_US

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.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjectLasers in aeronautics.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.E879en_US
dc.titleRadiation emission and absorption in a hydrogen plasma of a laser engineen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US of Scienceen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJakubowski, Antoni K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYates, Charlie L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDennison, Brian K.en_US

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