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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This wind tunnel consisted of a high-pressure driver tube (6.5 m), a driven tube (10 m), a Mach 8.1 hypersonic nozzle and a damp tank.
It was fixed on the sting in the test section, and the blunt-nose was positioned 0.1 m downstream from the hypersonic nozzle exit.
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.