ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.023
Thermodynamic Properties of the Mars Atmosphere Evaluated by Saha and Thomas-Fermi Models
Abstract— In this work the thermodynamic properties (the full pressure P, the internal energy per
unit mass E, the average ionization degree α) of mixture of gases, evaluated by the Thomas–Fermi
model and ionization equilibrium (Saha) model, are compared. It was used the mixture of oxygen,
carbon and nitrogen in the proportion of the Mars atmosphere. The range of state parameters: the
average density ρ = 10-3÷10-7 g/cm3, the temperature Т = (1÷100) eV.
Index Terms— ionization equilibrium model, Saha model, Thomas–Fermi model, thermodynamic properties, mixture of elements, atmosphere of Mars.
Vyacheslav V. Shumaev, Victor V. Kuzenov
Department of Thermal Physics, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, RUSSIA
Victor V. Kuzenov
A.Yu. Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics RAS, RUSSIA
Cite: Vyacheslav V. Shumaev, Victor V. Kuzenov, "Thermodynamic Properties of the Mars Atmosphere Evaluated by Saha and Thomas-Fermi Models," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 143-147, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.