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A study of jet exhaust-wing interaction
Non-steady loading of surfaces embedded in a two-dimensional shear-layer is studied as a first step in understanding and predicting the forces generated in aircraft exhaust-jet and wing interactions. It is hypothesized that, for small separation distances between the jet and wing, coherent structures within the jet will cause ...
Paramagnetic spin-up of a field reversed configuration with rotating magnetic field current drive
A transverse Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF) can drive toroidal current and sustain the poloidal flux of a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) through the application of a 〈vz x Br〉 Lorentz force on the electrons, where vz is the axial screening current and Br is the radial component of the RMF. The torque applied by the RMF ...
Fluid dynamics of the shock wave reactor
High commercial incentives have driven conventional olefin production technologies to near their material limits, leaving the possibility of further efficiency improvements only in the development of entirely new techniques. One strategy known as the Shock Wave Reactor, which employs gas dynamic processes to circumvent ...
The star thrust experiment, rotating magnetic field current drive in the field reversed configuration
The Star Thrust Experiment (STX) has formed and sustained the Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) with a Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF) operated at a strength of 25 G and a frequency of 350 kHz. The RMF was generated with two IGBT switched solid state power supplies capable of delivering 2 MW each. Plasmas were typically 2 m ...