hypersonic nozzle

hypersonic nozzle

[¦hī·pər′sän·ik ′näz·əl]
(fluid mechanics)
A supersonic nozzle designed to accelerate a fluid to hypersonic speeds.
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The high-energy flow that is exhausted from the MHD accelerator is further expanded by use of a hypersonic nozzle, which converts the supersonic stream of the accelerator into a hypersonic stream to achieve the desired Mach number simulation.