Accession Number : AD0282377

Title :   MEASUREMENTS OF HELICAL FLOW OF A STRONG ELECTROLYTE WITH AND WITHOUT A TRANSVERSE MAGNETIC FIELD

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : BOEDEKER,LAURENCE R. ; COVERT,EUGENE E.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An experiment to measure the MHD effects in an electrolyte is described. The configuration investigated is the slow flow of hydrochloric acid in a helix. At very low Reynolds number a transverse magnetic field is found to retard the flow in agreement with existing theory and with existing experimental results obtained using mercury. At higher Reynolds numbers where secondary flow in a helix becomes important the transverse magnetic field is found to reduce this secondary flow. A primary conclusion of this study is that the one fluid model of incompressible MHD flow is valid in the absence of large gradients. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROLYTES, *FLUID MECHANICS, *HYDROCHLORIC ACID, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE