Improvements on particle accuracy in a Hall thruster hybrid code

F. I. Parra, D. Escobar, E. Ahedo

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Abstract

Time-centering algorithms to increment the temporal accuracy of the state of macroparticles in the hybrid code HPHall-2 are presented. As a result, one orderof-magnitude increment in temporal precision is achieved. Errors in the conservation of mass flow along the chamber are reduced by one order-of-magnitude too. In a second part, the algorithm controlling the population of particles per cell is improved with the aim of reducing both the statistical oscillations and the computational cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference
Pages5076-5084
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference - Sacramento, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 12 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference
Volume7

Other

OtherAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySacramento, CA
Period7/9/067/12/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Energy
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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