Accession Number : AD0606223

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF AN AIRFOIL WITH A BOUNDARY LAYER SUBJECTED TO MAGNETOAERODYNAMIC FORCES,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Schaffer,Allan B.

Report Date : 03 MAY 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This report describes an experiment in which an accelerating magnetoaerodynamic force is applied in the boundary layer above an airfoil for the purpose of altering its stalling characteristics. The magnetoaerodynamic force is produced by the interaction between a surface glow discharge and an orthogonal magnetic field from permanent magnets. In the experiment performed, the magnetoaerodynamic force was unable to alter the lift. Although the experiment could be redesigned with probable success, the work is being terminated because more promising avenues for magnetoaerodynamic research have become available. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRFOILS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, AIRFOILS), GLOW DISCHARGES, BOUNDARY LAYER, STALLING, LIFT, MAGNETIC FIELDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE