Mathematical simulation of low-density plasma stream, flowing out of the plasma engine

Aerospace propulsion engineering


Kotel'nikov V. A.*, Kotelnikov M. V.*, Morozov A. V.**

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



The structure of a plasma stream effusing of a nozzle of the electro-jet drive in vacuum, by the solution of combined equations of Vlasova-Puassona is viewed, distribution functions of charged particles, velocities, concentration and the self-compounded electric fields in a plasma stream, depending on the characteristic parametres of a problem are gained: directional velocity on an edge of a nozzle, concentration, breadths, the relation of temperatures of ions and electrons.


a stream of rarefied plasma, a stationary plasma propulsion unit, the equations of Vlasova-Puassona, a method of large particles, a distribution function of charged particles.

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