Consistent multi-internal-temperature models for vibrational and electronic nonequilibrium in hypersonic nitrogen plasma flows

Abstract : In this work, a state-to-state vibrational and electronic collisional model is developed to investigate nonequilibrium phenomena behind a shock wave in an ionized nitrogen flow. In the ionization dynamics behind the shock wave, the electron energy budget is of key importance and it is found that the main depletion term corresponds to the electronic excitation of N atoms, and conversely the major creation terms are the electron-vibration term at the beginning, then replaced by the electron ions elastic exchange term. Based on these results, a macroscopic multi-internal-temperature model for the vibration of N2 and the electronic levels of N atoms is derived with several groups of vibrational levels of N2 and electronic levels of N with their own internal temperatures to model the shape of the vibrational distribution of N2 and of the electronic excitation of N, respectively. In this model, energy and chemistry source terms are calculated self-consistently from the rate coefficients of the state-to-state database. For the shock wave condition studied, a good agreement is observed on the ionization dynamics as well as on the atomic bound-bound radiation between the state-to-state model and the macroscopic multi-internal temperature model with only one group of vibrational levels of N2 and two groups of electronic levels of N.
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Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2015, 22 (4), pp. 043507. 〈10.1063/1.4917338〉
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Aurélien Guy, Anne Bourdon, Marie-Yvonne Perrin. Consistent multi-internal-temperature models for vibrational and electronic nonequilibrium in hypersonic nitrogen plasma flows. Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2015, 22 (4), pp. 043507. 〈10.1063/1.4917338〉. 〈hal-01348454〉

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