PIC-C, Particle In Cell Consulting, LLC. Plasma physics and rarefied gas simulation codes.
ad_solver_150x150
June 8th, 2014

Advection Diffusion Crank Nicolson Solver

Online Advection Diffusion equation solver implemented with Javascript and HTML5, and based on Crank Nicolson Finite Volume Method.
2j
May 27th, 2014

Current Density Limit

Ion thrusters are space charge limited devices, with maximum current density given by the Child Langmuir law. This simulation code explores the impact of space charge saturation on the flow between two planar electrodes.
Turbofan Calculator
May 23rd, 2014

Turbofan Calculator

Interactive turbofan calculator based on the one-dimensional model in Hill and Peterson's Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion.
plotter
March 4th, 2014, 2 comments

2D Data Plotting

Demo of plotting 2D scalar mesh scalar values using HTML5 canvas and rainbow RGB colormap.
colormap
March 4th, 2014

Converting Scalars to RGB Colormap

We can visualize variation of mesh-based scalars by converting each scalar to a color with the help of some colormap. This article describes how to convert a scalar to the rainbow colormap, which ranges from blue to red as the value increases from t...
nozzle
February 7th, 2014

Flow in a Nozzle

By considering one-dimensional flow, we can derive an expression for the variation of Mach number in a nozzle with a variable area change. Such a relationship is explored here with an interactive demo that allows you to change the shape of a convergi...
iepc2013
October 11th, 2013, 3 comments

IEPC2013 Debrief

The 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, IEPC2013, turned out really well with record attendance despite the on-going government shutdown.
September 1st, 2013, 8 comments

Scammers Everywhere

Interesting experience with a scam registration for a technical conference using a "virtual" credit card, and requesting a wire refund after their visa was supposedly denied.
Cubic Bezier Curve and Line Intersections
August 10th, 2013, 1 comment

Computing Intersections Between a Cubic Bezier Curve and a Line

Interactive SVG+Javascript code for computing intersections between a line and a cubic Bezier curve.
flux-sim
July 28th, 2013, 1 comment

On partial pressure determination of condensable materials with a TQCM

In this article we look at how we could use surface flux collected by a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) to compute the volumetric partial pressure of condensable materials such as magnesium vapor.