Inlet and Diffuser Effects on Thrust Augmenting Ejectors,
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Effects of primary jet inlet nozzle configuration and diffuser geometry on the thrust augmentation of circular and rectangular ejectors are investigated in an experimental study. The rectangular ejector inlet nozzle configurations consist of either one, two, or three slot nozzles. The circular ejector inlet nozzles consist of slot nozzles placed either across the inlet or around the inlet periphery. Diffuser geometry is varied primarily by changing the diffuser area ratio. Effect on thrust performance of the primary flow injection angle relative to the inlet walls is investigated. Effects of side-wall, end-wall, and diffuser blowing on thrust performance and diffuser stall also are considered.