Accession Number : AD0290786

Title :   THE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICALLY SUPPORTED HYPERSONIC SHOCK LAYER

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : LEVY,R.H. ; PETSCHEK,H.E.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The two-dimensional problem of the interaction of a hypersonic flow with the field of a current carrying wire is analyzed. The electrical conductivity behind the normal shock is taken to have an arbitrary finite value, while the free stream conductivity is zero. It is found that the magnetohydrodynamically supported shock wave follows the magnetic field lines closely and that the hot flow is confined to a narrow region behind the shock at all values of conductivity. For low conductivities the case of a wire embedded in a solid cylinder has also been considered, and it is shown that the heat transfer is reduced sharply when the shock wave is lifted off of the surface of the cylinder. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERSONIC FLOW), (*BOUNDARY LAYER), (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), SHOCK RESISTANCE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, CONDUCTIVITY, WIRE, HEAT TRANSFER, CYLINDRICAL BODIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE