Accession Number : AD0694396

Title :   THE INTEGRAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN MHD GENERATOR WITH DIVERGING ELECTRODES,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Lavrentev,I. V.

Report Date : 12 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Edge effects in and integral characteristics of MHD-generators with a constant-cross-section channel and with finite-length electrodes were investigated. The article considers a MHD-generator whose working channel has radially diverging electrodes; both pressure and speed undergo 'drawdown'. Formulas for the potential difference across the electrodes, usable power, Joule's loss in the channel, and electrical efficiency are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), ELECTRODES, PRESSURE, EFFICIENCY, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE