Accession Number : ADD011954

Title :   Sonic Flow Plate.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Nelson E

Report Date : 15 Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This patent discloses a sonic flow plate assembly for controlling the mass flow rate of gases by use of the sonic choking phenomenon. Identical gas flow control plate portions, each containing a plurality of nozzles formed by the smooth internal surface of vertical passageways is in the shape of a hollow inverted truncated cone with bases in communication with hollow cylinders. Each plate portion, including the passageways therein, are molded from a fiberglass composite. The connected plate portions are secured in place by transversely positioned tension rods.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GAS FLOW, *PLATES, NOZZLES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, GAS LASERS, FLOW RATE, MASS FLOW, HOLES(OPENINGS), MOLDING TECHNIQUES, FIBERGLASS, LASER COMPONENTS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE