Yonas, Gerold (1966) Aligned fields, magneto-fluid dynamic flow past bodies. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09122002-094628
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The drag of spheres and disks has been measured in a flow of liquid sodium with an aligned magnetic field. The experiments were carried out for 10[superscript 4] < Re < 25 x 10 [superscript 4] and N , the interaction parameter, satisfying 0.1 < N < 80 . The sphere C[subscript D] was not a function of N for N < or = 0.3, began to increase appreciably for N ~ 1.0 , and reached an asymptotic dependence proportional to [square root]N for N > 10 . The disk gave a C[subscript D] which was relatively unchanged for N< 10 , began to increase for N~10 , and had approximately the same value as for spheres for N > 20 . We conclude, that for high N , flows are characterized by C[subscript D] insensitive to body shape and emphasize this range in our discussion. A physical model is presented which involves stagnant regions which grow in length as N increases, and are separated from the outer flow by thin dissipation layers. A singular perturbation technique is suggested for the theoretical treatment of such layers.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||9 May 1966|
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|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2002|
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