Accession Number : ADD001904

Title :   Induced Agglomeration System for Use in a System for Simulating Reentry Flow Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Elmer G ; Cramer,Kenneth R

Report Date : 29 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a system for simulating reentry flow conditions having a system for accelerating particles to high velocity in an expanding jet of a low molecular weight gas with the particles then used to transfer their energy and momentum to the wind tunnel working gas after they have been separated from the low molecular weight gas. An agglomeration material is supplied to the gas and particle flow near the end of the energy exchange process to provide the larger particle sizes so as to increase the efficiency of the separation of the particles and gas in the Prandtl-Meyer type expansion.

Descriptors :   *Wind tunnels, *Gas flow, *Secondary injection, *Patents, Gas dynamics, Enthalpy, Particles, Atmosphere entry, High velocity

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE