Magnetized electron flow calculation using a hyperbolic system

Rei Kawashima, Kimiya Komurasaki, Tony Schönherr, Hiroyuki Koizumi

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The hyperbolic-equation-system (HES) approach has been developed for the calculation of magnetized electron fluids in quasi-neutral plasmas. The HES approach has been applied to a particle-fluid hybrid modeling of a Hall thruster, to evaluate the applicability of the approach to practical simulations. The validity of the use of the HES approach is confirmed based on three aspects. First, the calculated thruster performance is in good agreement with the experimental results. Also, it is proven that the two-dimensional conservation law of the electron flow is strictly computed with the HES approach. Lastly, the Boltzmann relation along magnetic lines of force is confirmed, which indicates the effect of magnetic confinement is accurately calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103933
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 8

Publication series

Name54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Conference54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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