Accession Number:

AD0684939

Title:

STUDIES OF THE EFFECTS OF ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS ON FLUID FLOWS

Descriptive Note:

Interim summary rept. no. 10, 1 Oct 1964-31 Jan 1969

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

An overall review of studies of electrostatic interactions with fluid flows is presented. Review of prior studies involving ions with free convection, and channel flows is presented along with prior studies of field effects on condensation. The cause of large changes in laminar channel flow with ionization was studied both analytically and experimentally. The changes were determined to result from an electrically induced destabilization of the flow. External ion-flow boundary layer actions were studied and some influence on transition was found. Significant changes to frost formation and flame heat transfer under the action of an impressed E field were found. The possible use of ions injected into a gas stream as a flow diagnostic technique was explored and is considered a very logical area for future exploration.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE