AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE SHAPE OF THRUST AUGMENTING SURFACES IN CONJUNCTION WITH COANDA-DEFLECTED JET SHEETS, PART 2
TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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The present work is a continuation of the experimental investigations described in AD-611 759. The purpose was to increase the thrust augmentation of a configuration consisting of a Coanda surface quadrant, deflecting the primary jet sheet through 90 degrees, in conjunction with additional thrust augmenting surfaces. The effect of a horizontal and vertical gap between the lip of the nozzle and the leading edge of the deflection surface, as well as the effect of a gap between its trailing edge and the downstream diffuser wall tertiary flow was studied. These experiments were carried out for a convergent subsonic and a convergent-divergent supersonic nozzle at various pressure ratios. The subsonic jet sheet produced the highest thrust augmentation. Tilting of the quadrant led to an increase in the augmentation ratio excluding the lift acting on the nozzle, while the total thrust augmentation including the lift over the nozzle did not increase. Typical secondary and exit mixed flow velocity profiles were obtained. The highest total thrust augmentation observed was 1.37.
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