The development of the computer models of plasma generators and accelerators working in the regime of the strong radiativegas dynamic interaction
Main results
 Theoretical and computational method reveal the new phenomena of selfoscillations and bifurcations of subsonic gas flow in a localized area of energy release. The localized energy release can be due to, e.g., absorption of a focused laser emission;
 The computational models which predict the bifurcations of a gas flow (and help to investigate this phenomena) are based on the NavierStokes system of equations and radiative heat transfer;
 The phenomena of bifurcation means that at least two stable gasdynamic configuration of gas flow aroung localized area of energy release exist;
 There is a connection between the bifuraction phenomena and hysteresis phenomena. It means that one of the gasdynamic structures remain stable when the power of energy release gradually increases and the other remain stable when the power of energy release gradually decreases;
 Theoretical and computational model of propagation velocity of subsonic radiative combustion laser waves was created. The corresponding problem was solved. Qualitative agreement with the experimental data were reached;
 More informoation on the subject of research can be found in the book (in russian): Surzhikov S.T. Physical mechanics of gas discharges, Moscow: BMSTU publishing, 2006, 640 p. (Computer models of physical mechanics).
The phenomena of the laser plasma instability
Laser plasma generator

The instability of laser combustion wave in free space

Results of numerical simulation
The instability of the laser plasma in the subsonic flow, U_{0} = 30 m/s, P = 100 kW, air
The experimental data on the propagation velocity of the laser plasma and examples of the numerical calculations