Accession Number:

AD0453419

Title:

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF MHD ACCELERATION FOR AERODYNAMIC TESTING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Estimates of magnetohydrodynamic MHD accelerator performance limitations show that velocities of 30,000 to 40,000 ftsec at high density should be attainable with a Faraday accelerator. Operation near atmospheric pressure using seeded air is suggested order of magnitude estimates indicate the seed material should not affect most aerodynamic testing. The possibility of increased performance by using nonequilibrium electrical conductivity is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE