MHD boundary layer flow acceleration experiments

Keisuke Udagawa, Susumu Kaminaga, Hayato Asano, Sadatake Tomioka, Hiroyuki Yamasaki

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Experiments on boundary layer separation control by Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) acceleration of a near-wall flow were conducted in M=1.5 supersonic flow. In the test section, the boundary layer separation was produced in front of a forward-facing step installed at the downstream of the test section. 19 pairs of electrodes were flush-mounted on a wall where the step was placed. Magnetic field was applied perpendicularly to the wall to accelerate the flow near the wall by the Lorentz force. Change of the boundary layer separation bubble was observed using a high-speed camera. The size of the separation bubble was reduced about 10% by applying the MHD interaction. Therefore possibility to control the boundary layer separation by the MHD interaction was experimentally demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1563478145, 9781563478147
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jun 52006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference


Conference37th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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