Accession Number : AD0694529

Title :   RESEARCH ON INERT GAS MFD ENERGY CONVERSION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Louis,Jean F.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The report contains a discussion of the results of a research program to determine the bulk properties of plasmas in the MFD disk generator driven by a high temperature, large mass flow, alkali shock tunnel. Also, the performance of the MFD disk generator is examined as a promising high Hall coefficient, high power density MFD power generator. Specifically, the study phases are: Theoretical studies of two-temperature plasmas operating at high Hall coefficients; one-dimensional analysis of non-equilibrium flows in a MFD disk generator; theoretical study of the MFD disk generator as a practical power generator; description of the large MFD generator facility; experimental studies of high Hall coefficients in an argon-driven generator; experimental studies of an argon-driven generator with upstream pre-ionization; experimental studies of a nitrogen-driven generator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), ELECTRON DENSITY, HALL EFFECT, GAS IONIZATION, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE