Hydrodynamic model of a Hall thruster with ionization and recombination

Subrata Roy, B. P. Pandey

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Abstract

Hall thruster plasma dynamics is studied in the framework of multi-fluid model with ionization and recombination. Electrons are modeled as magnetized and hot, whereas ions are assumed unmagnetized and cold. The neutral dynamics is included through the neutral continuity equation with uniform neutral flow. The computed plasma density profile shows that the maximum density is located slightly inward from the channel exit suggesting maximum ionization inside the channel. The electron temperature peaks just near the exit closer to the inner wall. The plasma potential is fairly flat in most part of the channel before falling at the exit. Simulation results are interpreted in the light of published experimental data and numerical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
Place of PublicationReston, VA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781624100987
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - 2003 - Huntsville, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 200323 Jul 2003

Other

Other39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - 2003
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville
Period20/07/0323/07/03

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