Accession Number : AD0710316

Title :   HIGH PRESSURE HIGH ENTHALPY TEST FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Pugh,E. R. ; Patrick,R. M. ; Schneiderman,A. M.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The feasibility of using a magnetic annular arc as the accelerator for a high pressure, high enthalpy flow test facility is discussed. Simple design criteria based upon empirical relations obtained in experiment indicate that this type of accelerator would have advantages over the usual arc type heaters at stagnation pressures up to 100 atmospheres. The advantage increases at higher flow enthalpies and correspondingly lower pressures. A pulsed prototype for such a facility operating for one millisecond was constructed. 9 It demonstrated successful operation at pressures above atmospheric and that the accelerator operates as a pump in contrast to being only a heater with measured pressure rises of more than a factor of 4 across the accelerator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, *PLASMA ACCELERATORS), ENTHALPY, HIGH PRESSURE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STAGNATION POINT

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE