Accession Number : AD0282325

Title :   STUDY OF MHD AND EHD FREE-CONVECTION ENERGY CONVERTERS

Corporate Author : PLASMADYNE CORP SANTA ANA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : GOURDINE,MEREDITH C.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A theoretical and experimental feasibility study of single and two-phase free-convection MHD and EHD energy conversion is summarized. Singlephase operation is shown to be impractical because the maximum possible efficiency of converting heat into flow kinetic energy is very low. On the other hand, two-phase operation is far more efficient and definitely has possibilities for practical energy conversion applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETISM, *HYDRODYNAMICS, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, CONVECTION, CONVERSION RATIO, ENERGY, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GAS EMBOLISM, MAGNETIC FIELDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE