Accession Number : ADD017351

Title :   Active Turbulence Control Using Microelectrodes, Permanent Magnets In Microgrooves.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Feb 93, patented 1 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meng, James C

Report Date : 01 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Electrodes and magnets are disposed in alternating on confronting surfaces of microgrooves spectively produce electric and magnetic fields cooperative to provide a force that acts along direction defined between a vessel and a relatively moving medium to controllably diminish turbulence generation in seawater. (AN)

Descriptors :   *TURBULENCE, *BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL, *PATENTS, VELOCITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MOTION, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ALTERNATING CURRENT, CATHODES, FLOW FIELDS, GROOVING, MARINE ENGINEERING, SEA WATER, PERMANENT MAGNETS, ANODES, LORENTZ FORCE

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE