STUDIES ON ELECTROMAGNETIC MEANS OF ADDING HEAT AND KINETIC ENERGY TO A GAS.
Final rept. for Dec 61-Dec 64,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROPHYSICS LAB
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The work completed during the three year contract period on electromagnetic means of adding heat and kinetic energy to a flowing gas stream is presented. Included are discussions of the nonequilibrium RF plasma source the magnetic induction accelerator including the effects of using magnetic core material in the accelerator coils methods of coil design numerical results for the one-dimensional flow in the traveling wave pump for various modes of operation the unsteady axisymmetric flow near the inlet and the resulting velocity profiles and methods of instrumentation employed to measure plasma properties. A brief discussion of the primary difficulties encountered is also presented. Author