Particle simulation of collision dynamics for ion beam injection into a rarefied gasPaul N. Giuliano, Iain D. Boyd
- Physics of Plasmas, January 2013, American Institute of Physics
- DOI: 10.1063/1.4794954
DMSC-PIC simulation of ion collision dyamics
What is it about?
A novel validation effort involving the comparison of experimental measurements and computational predictions to show the importance and impact of physics-based collision models in DSMC-PIC simulations.
Why is it important?
Peels away the often-complex environments associated with DSMC-PIC simulations in electric propulsion and focuses on a novel validation of collision dynamics. Shows a direct relationship between collision model fidelity and ion current measurements in a simplified experiment.