Accession Number : AD0276597

Title :   LONG LIFE CLOSED LOOP MHD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date : 11 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The problem areas peculiar to closed-loop operation of an MHD generator were investigated. The closed-loop will consist of essentially an MHD motor-generator set. The MHD motor will circulate the gases within the closed-loop and the MHD generator will abstract some electrical energy from the flowing stream. As a research tool, a closed-loop MHD motor-generator device has definite advantages over that of a straightthrough device. The major advantage of the closed-loop is that it can be operated economically under steady long term operating conditions, thereby affording sufficient time for careful investigation of the state of the gas, the potential distribution, the current and power distribution, the leakage currents, the behavior of the sidewall and electrode materials, and the effects of operating parameters on performance f both the motor and generator sections. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GENERATORS, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, CESIUM, HELIUM, PLASMA JETS, TANTALUM, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE