|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/238; 114/316; 114/320|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 26|
A vortex-assisted pressure control system is provided for controlling fluid flow into an inlet formed in a vehicle where such fluid flow into the inlet occurs during vehicle movement. Vortex generator(s) is (are) positioned forward of the inlet with respect to forward movement of the vehicle to generate streamwise vortices in the fluid as the vehicle moves through the fluid. Each vortex generator is controllable to adjust strength of the streamwise vortices and a lateral position of the streamwise vortices relative to the inlet. Sensors are used to i) de...
1. A system for controlling fluid flow into an inlet of a vehicle, said system comprising:at least one vortex generator mountable to the vehicle, said vortex generator capable of generating streamwise vortices in the fluid flow and capable of adjusting a strength of the streamwise vortices and a lateral position of the streamwise vortices relative to the inlet wherein said vortex generator generates the streamwise vortices by ejecting fluid into the fluid flow at an outlet flush with a hull of the vehicle; detection means mountable to the vehicle for det...