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2017 Issue №2

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Problems of modeling of the working processes of a stationary plasma engine



Today in creation of mathematical models of the stationary plasma thruster (SPT) a certain advance is noticeable, but all these models are based on empirical laws with a possibility of application to concrete type of the engine. The paper considers the possibility of constructing a mathematical model that takes into account the various physical processes taking place in the engine and based on statistical methods.


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