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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
Web Page: http://www.vki.ac.be/educat/lect-ser/index.html
Contact Email: secretariat@vki.ac.be
Organizer: von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Application Areas: Aerospace
Type of Event: Course, International
 
Description:

Introduction

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:

  • insight into the philosophy and potential of magneto-fluid-dynamics
  • understanding of the mathematical nature of the equations of motion
  • experimental and numerical approaches towards MFD applications
  • examples for research scientist and engineers to emulate

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.

Timetable

Monday 27 October 2003

08.45 Registration
09.00 Welcome address
Prof. M. Carbonaro, Director, von Karman Institute
09.30 Historical Perspective
Dr. Joseph Shang, Wright-State University, Dayton, OH, United States
11.00 Magneto and Electromagneto Fluid Dynamics / Electromagnetic Theory
Prof. Jacques Nihoul, Liege University, Belgium
14.00 Introduction to the Governing Equations of MFD: Macroscopic Approach
Dr. Domenico Giordano, ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands
15.45 1D Equations and Analysis/Channel Flows
Prof. Jacques Nihoul, Liege University, Belgium
17.00 Reception

Tuesday 28 October 2003

09.00 Coupling Between Electro-Magnetics and Fluid-Dynamics: Physical and Numerical Aspects
Prof. Domenic D'Ambrosio, Dip. di Ingegneria Aeronautica e Spaziale, Italy
10.45 Upwind Numerical Method for Magneto-Fluid-Dynamics
Prof. Maurizio Pandolfi, Dip. di Ingegneria Aeronautica e Spaziale, Italy
14.00 Numerical Modeling of Electromagnetic Control Techniques for High-Speed Flow
Dr. Jon Poggie, US Air Force, United States
15.45 Numerical Fully Coupled Example MHD Scramjet
Professor Claudio Bruno, University of Rome, Italy

Wednesday 29 October 2003

09.00 Experimental Approach to Plasma Physical Aspects of Traditional MHD
Professor Abraham Veefkind, University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
10.45 Prospective of MHD Interaction in Hypersonic and Propulsion Technologies
Dr. V. A. Bityurin, Institute of High Temperatures RAS (IVTAN), Russia
14.00 Plasma Flow Control for Boundary Layers
Dr. Roger Kimmel, US Air Force, United States
15.45 Design and Implementation of a Magnetoaerodynamic Channel
Dr. Roger Kimmel, US Air Force, United States

Thursday 30 October 2003

09.00 MFD Technologies for Space Propulsion Applications
Professor Mariano Andrenucci, University of Pisa, Italy
10.45 Russian Efforts in MHD Aerospace Applications
Dr. V. A. Bityurin, Institute of High Temperatures RAS (IVTAN), Russia
14.00 US Activities in MHD Aerospace Applications
Dr. Joseph Shang, Wright-State University, Dayton, OH, United States
15.45 European Activities ESA and Italian Perspective
Dr. Domenico Giordano, ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands
Professor Carlo Borghi, University of Bologna, Italy

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Event record first posted on September 16, 2003, last modified on September 17, 2003

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