Accession Number : AD0715102

Title :   Engineering Study of an Electro-Fluid Converter Concept.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOWLES FLUIDICS CORP SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Larry R. ; Turek,Robert F.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The feasibility of a direct electro-fluid signal conversion transducer using the interaction of fluid dielectric properties with non-uniform electric fields is investigated. An analysis of the electrostrictive pressures produced by polarization gases in an electric field gradient is presented. Test results of several jet-electrode configurations using air as the working fluid are also presented. Relatively high potentials, generally greater than 1000 volts, were required to produce measurable results by electrostrictive forces. In some tests, unintentional ionization produced an action before the dielectric induced forces could be observed. The most promising configuration for using electrostrictive forces is a wall interaction fluidic element with multiple electrodes in one wall. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUIDICS, ELECTROSTRICTION), (*TRANSDUCERS, FLUIDICS), JETS, DEFLECTION, ELECTRIC FIELDS, INTERFACES, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE