a1 E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
The quasisteady expansion of a plasma ablated from a laser-irradiated pellet with classic (Spitzer) heat flux is reconsidered with a nonclassic heat flux law. The nonphysical flux factor (calculated flux vs. free streaming), going to infinity as one goes away from the pellet in the above transition regime, is corrected.
(Revised April 27 1992)
(Received January 26 1992)
(Accepted May 04 1992)