Computation of Neutral Gas Flow From a Hall Thruster Into a Vacuum Chamber

@inproceedings{Boyd2007ComputationON,
  title={Computation of Neutral Gas Flow From a Hall Thruster Into a Vacuum Chamber},
  author={Iain D. Boyd and Chunpei Cai and Mitchell L. R. Walker and Alec D. Gallimore},
  year={2007}
}
The finite pressure present in vacuum chamber testing of space propulsion systems such as Hall thrusters can have a number of undesirable effects. For example, the thrust generated by the thruster is higher and the plume divergence angle larger in ground tests in comparison to space operation. To try to quantify these effects, the direct simulation Monte… CONTINUE READING