|Introduction to Magneto-Fluid-Dynamics for Aerospace Applications|
|Magneto-fluid-dynamics (MFD) describes the interaction and coupling between the flow of a conducting fluid and an applied electromagnetic field. The purpose of this Lecture Series is to introduce MFD fundamentals and to report on the current state-of-the-art research for future aerospace applications.|
|Date:||October 27, 2003 - October 30, 2003|
|Location:||von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium|
|Organizer:||von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics|
|Type of Event:||Course, International|
The objective of this Lecture Series is to introduce magneto-fluid-dynamics (MFD) fundamentals and to report on the current state-of-the-art research for future aerospace applications. MFD is described as the interaction and coupling between the flow of a conducting fluid, such as plasmas, and an applied electromagnetic field. This multiphysics field has recently been rejuvenated with recent innovation of experimental and computational activities. MFD reveals potential to become a new technological frontier towards the improvement of aerospace vehicles and their performance. The lecture series is aimed towards recent investigators as well as advanced researchers in this field. Thus, recent college graduates, graduate students as well as professional researcher engineers and scientists benefit from this lecture series. This lecture series will provide for each person:
The lectures will begin with the fundamentals and governing equations of motion and a historical perspective on relevant MFD research and developments. Subsequent lectures will address specific numerical and experimental applications of MFD, such as flow control, propulsion, high enthalpy ground test facilities and energy management. International experts from Europe, Russia and the United States will discuss their respective activities in these areas.
At the conclusion of the course, an attendee will be familiar with the terminology of this field, the current state-of-the-art and the tools necessary to initiate MFD research for both experimental and computational activities. This will enable researches and students to begin the application of MFD to his or her special areas of interest as associated with aerospace applications.
We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this lecture series: European Office of Aerospace Research and Development of the United States Air Force. The Director of this lecture series is Assistant Professor Olivier Chazot and the Coordinator is PhD candidate Matthew Zuber of the von Karman Institute.
|Event record first posted on September 16, 2003, last modified on September 17, 2003|