Accession Number : AD0752170

Title :   On the Optimization of Skimmer Geometries,

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V GOETTINGEN (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : Bossel,Ulf

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The design of skimmers has been re-examined with respect to the production of nozzle beams of optimum intensity and collimation. The geometric parameters studied include the skimmer diameter, lip radius, and skimmer length as well as the internal and external cone angles. Irrespective of the state of rarefaction of the incoming flow, a slender skimmer of sufficient length appears to be most desirable for the attainment of intense beams of near-isentropic properties. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOLECULAR BEAMS, *GAS FLOW), CONICAL NOZZLES, ORIFICES, HYPERSONIC FLOW, FLOW FIELDS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, OPTIMIZATION, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE