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Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

2016 year, number 1

Specific Features of Modeling of Nonequilibrium Radiation Behind the Shock Wave in Air in the Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectral Range

V. A. Gorelov, A. Yu. Kireev
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Zhukovskii, 140180 Russia
Keywords: ударная волна, неравновесность, физико-химические модели, ионизирующее излучение, shock wave, nonequilibrium, physicochemical models, ionizing radiation


A physicochemical model of generation of nonequilibrium molecular radiation in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectral range behind the shock wave in air for shock wave velocities of 4.5 to 9.5 km/s is developed. Experimental results obtained in a shock tube in investigations of photoionization of air ahead of the shock wave front are used for verification of the numerical model of VUV radiation in the wavelength range from 85 to 105 nm. Model calculations show that nonequilibrium VUV radiation arises in a very thin high-temperature layer behind the shock wave front and is affected by the presence of electrons.