Accession Number : AD0271768

Title :   THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATOR

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : SMITH,JOHN M.

Report Date : NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A theoretical study of an electrical power generator based upon the principle of the Van de Graff generator is presented, the primary difference being that the charge is transported in a moving gas rather than on a moving belt. The analysis considers the electrical and thermal properties of such a generator by the solution of the onedimensional, inviscid, constant flow equations for an ionized gas coupled to Maxwell's equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *HYDRODYNAMICS, *VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATORS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, GAS FLOW, GAS IONIZATION, GENERATORS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), THEORY, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE