Thrust Augmenting Ejectors
FLIGHT DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP VAN NUYS CA
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A discussion of the development of the compact jet-diffuser ejectors utilized for hovering and low speed flight propulsion has been presented. This is followed by a description of ideal ejector performance as derived from a compressible flow theory, over the range of flight speeds from zero to supersonic speed. These analyses introduced the concepts of ejector configuration optimization and the validity of the so-called second solution to the mixing problem, wherein the flow after complete mixing is supersonic. The ideal performance of thrust augmenting ejectors designed under this second solution has been shown to be far superior to those designed by conventional methods. The ability of properly designed ejectors to utilize the thermal energy of injected gas for the production of useful energy has also been described. Finally, the influence of major losses has been discussed, including means for avoiding excessive performance degradation by proper optimization of the geometry of the ejector in view of these losses.
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