OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF A MULTI-MEGAWATT ARC HEATER USED WITH THE AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LABORATORY 50-MEGAWATT FACILITY.
Technical rept. Sep 67-Dec 68,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The operational capabilities of a 50-megawatt arc heater facility are discussed. The operating characteristics of the heater with throat diameters of one inch and two inches are reported. Design modifications made to the heater during the course of this investigation extended the usable power limit to approximately 35 megawatts at a stagnation pressure in excess of 100 atmospheres. Representative flow surveys are presented of the pitot pressure and stagnation point heat transfer rate which were obtained at the exit of a two-foot diameter nozzle. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods