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Title: An experimental study of sonic and supersonic nozzles and their application to high pressure ejectors for aircraft attitude control
Author: Miller, P.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3404 6021
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 1988
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A study has been conducted of reaction controls for VSTOL aircraft using thrust augmenting ejector techniques. Rapid mixing nozzles have been developed for high pressure ejectors. Mass flow increases for sonic nozzles of up to 50\ at x/D=8 were recorded, compared with plain circular nozzles. Their use was found to improve the thrust performance of a simple ejector by 9\, and larger increases are believed possible. Results from an ejector performance prediction model were successfully compared with experimental data. The use of rapid mixing nozzles in a practical ejector design has been assessed. It is predicted that a maximum thrust increment of 20\ ·could be achieved, compared with a simple fully expanded jet flow.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Aircraft flight control & aircraft instrumentation