Numerical Investigation of Plasma Plume Deflection with MHD Control
At present, NASA is engaged in research to develop Plasma flow control technology on aeronautic and astronautic scopes. This article presents a compositive MHD(magnetohydrodynamics) method to control high-velocity Plasma flow generate by alkali salts in combustion gas, demonstrates that MHD system can make the jet plume to deflect, and realizes the aeroengine thrust-vector purpose. By analyzing and applying the MHD mathematical model, the author performs the numerical simulation of plasma flows-field with the MHD condition，shows that the jet plume in plasma state can deflect with MHD.
B. G. Sun et al., "Numerical Investigation of Plasma Plume Deflection with MHD Control", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 588-589, pp. 1372-1375, 2012