Accession Number : AD0288073

Title :   THERMOKINETIC ION CONVERTER STUDY

Corporate Author : GARRETT CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF AIRESEARCH MFG DIV

Personal Author(s) : PARTHASARATHY,R. ; VODOPIA,A.L.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The possibility of extracting electric power from an ionized gas stream is investigated. A literature search on Thermokinetic converters and thermal ionization with effects of non equilibrium conditions taken into account was made. Investigations regarding space charge neutralization and an analysis of power generation without explicit charge separation are inc uded. Analytical studies regarding one dimensional flow of an ionized gas and the interaction of ions and netrals are detailed. For the experimental phase of this study a converter consistent with the analytical conclusions was designed and tested under optimum conditions to investigate the principle of energy conversion and its feasibility as a power generating device. The design of the converter and the testing procedure are described. The results of the experimental study are discussed and conclusions show that t e principle of energy conversion was accomplished but the necessity for further study in the field of designing a more improved converter is indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONVECTION, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *GAS FLOW, *GAS IONIZATION, *ION EXCHANGE, FLAMES, KINETIC THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE