Accession Number : AD0285032

Title :   THE ENERGY OBTAINABLE FROM A CARNOT ENGINE WITH A THERMALLY IONIZED GAS AS THE WORKING FLUID

Corporate Author : PARSONS (C A) AND CO LTD NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : DUNN,M.H. ; MAITLAND,A.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : In a closed cycle magnetoplasmadynamic generator the degrees of seeding and ionization affect not only the processes for the extraction of energy but also, as a consequence of the additional energy removed from the high temperature source in ionizing the seed material, the total work available per cycle. To optimize this gain the volume expansion ratio at the high temperature source should be as large as possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS GENERATOR ENGINES, *GAS IONIZATION, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE