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Magnetic suspension - Today's marvel, tomorrow's toolNASA's Langley facility has through constant advocacy of magnetic suspension systems (MSSs) for wind-tunnel model positioning obtained a technology-development status for the requisite large magnets, computers, automatic control techniques, and apparatus configurations, to contemplate the construction of MSSs for large wind tunnels. Attention is presently given to the prospects for MSSs in wind tunnels employing superfluid helium atmospheres to obtain very high Reynolds numbers, where the MSS can yield substantial enhancements of wind tunnel productivity.
Document ID
19900036642
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lawing, Pierce L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1989
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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