Accession Number : AD0735471
Title : Torpedo Drag Reduction Using Magnetohydrodynamic Boundary-Layer Control.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS UNIV NORTH DARTMOUTH
Personal Author(s) : Wu,Y. K. ; Anderson,G. F.
Report Date : JAN 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : Study for the drag reduction effect by use of MHD boundary-layer control had been carried out by the present investigators, with the assumption of non-zero electric field. The momentum integral method was used to obtain an optimum magnetic field distribution which would maintain a laminar boundary layer. The best solution to the drag reduction problem may be obtained by combining noise-free magnetohydrodynamic boundary-layer control, and suction and/or injection of ferromagnetic fluid. With this application in mind, two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic boundary-layer flow with suction or injection is studied. (Author)
Descriptors : (*TORPEDOES, DRAG), BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL, MAGNETIC FIELDS, FLAT PLATE MODELS, REYNOLDS NUMBER, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Subject Categories : Torpedoes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE