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High speed plasma flow about probes

Allen, Gregory Hamilton

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A method for evaluation of the interaction between a uniform magnetic field and a compressible inviscid, electrically conducting ideal gas flow past a blunt body is presented. An experiment using a double diaphragm shock tube to produce a slug of gas with high electrical conductivity is performed to confirm the theoretical results. The theoretical problem is considered in two parts. Firstly, the flow field around a hemispherical cap in a supersonic flow is evaluated using the method of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1971
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/137197

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