Non Equilibrium Plasma in High Enthalpy Flows

  • Mario Capitelli
  • Roberto Celiberto
  • Gianpiero Colonna
  • Fabrizio Esposito
  • Claudine Gorse
  • Khaled Hassouni
  • Annarita Laricchiuta
  • Savino Longo
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 85)


In this Chapter high enthalpy shock wave and nozzle expanding flows related to the entry of a space vehicle in planetary atmosphere (Earth and Jupiter) are presented and discussed. The strong non-equilibrium conditions of these flows are the ideal room for the application of the state to state kinetics linked to the Boltzmann equation for the electron energy distribution function. Non-Boltzmann vibrational and free electron distributions are such to create non Arrhenius behavior of the relevant rates as a function of gas temperature. Moreover the self-consistent kinetics is coupled to a radiation transfer module and inserted in an Euler code to study the effect of radiation reabsorption on eedf.


Shock Tube Electron Energy Distribution Function Vibrational Temperature Nozzle Throat Atomic Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Capitelli
    • 1
  • Roberto Celiberto
    • 2
  • Gianpiero Colonna
    • 3
  • Fabrizio Esposito
    • 3
  • Claudine Gorse
    • 1
  • Khaled Hassouni
    • 4
  • Annarita Laricchiuta
    • 3
  • Savino Longo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bari and CNRBariItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, del Territorio, Edile e di Chimica (DICATECh)Polytechnic of BariBariItaly
  3. 3.CNRBariItaly
  4. 4.Laboratoire des Sciences des Procédés et des Matériaux, CNRS-INSISParisFrance

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