Analytical solution for shock wave precursors
Abstract
A simple analytical solution is presented for the precursor electron and excited state number density due to radiative processes. The solution is used to obtain a firstorder approximation of the effect of collisional processes in the precursor. It is shown that the collisional recombination processes are completely negligible for both the free electron and excited state population in the precursor.
 Publication:

AIAA Journal
 Pub Date:
 January 1975
 DOI:
 10.2514/3.49646
 Bibcode:
 1975AIAAJ..13..115N
 Keywords:

 Free Electrons;
 Mathematical Models;
 Radiative Heat Transfer;
 Radiative Recombination;
 Shock Wave Profiles;
 Electron Scattering;
 Electron Transitions;
 ElectronIon Recombination;
 Particle Collisions;
 Photoionization;
 Spontaneous Emission;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer