Accession Number : ADA225678


Title :   Potential Application of Magnetohydrodynamic Acceleration to Hypersonic Environmental Testing


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 1988-31 Dec 1989


Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN


Personal Author(s) : Crawford, R A ; Chapman, J N ; Rhodes, R P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a225678.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : This investigation reviews the technical results from previous MHD accelerator research and conducts a theoretical analysis of the simulation capabilities of an MHD-augmented hypersonic flow facility. This investigation identified the performance potential of MHD accelerator and hot gas generator combinations subject to reasonable constraints from available technology. The performance goal was to extend the hypersonic flight simulation limits from Mach 10 to Mach 25. The results of this investigation identified the critical technology issues which must be addressed in the design of an MHD-driven hypersonic test facility.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC PROPULSION , *HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , *HYPERSONIC FLIGHT , *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , *TEST AND EVALUATION , ACCELERATION , ARC HEATING , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , FLIGHT SIMULATION , GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS , HOT GASES , HYPERSONIC FLOW , TEST FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE