Accession Number : AD0711351

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF A LARGE SCALE NON-EQUILIBRIUM MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Aug 69-31 Jul 70,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Zauderer,B.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A large portion of the effort of the present contract year was devoted to 'technology problems,' namely, the development of a satisfactory cesium seeding technique, the development of the thermionically emitting electrodes compatible with the shock tube MHD generator, the design of a large MHD magnet, the design of a new MHD channel, and the development of additional diagnostic techniques. A considerable number of MHD experiments with cesium seeded, noble gases were performed. An analytical study of power optimization in linear MHD generators was undertaken. A study of the effect of molecular gases on the generator performance was undertaken.

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, DESIGN), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RARE GASES, MAGNETS, ELECTRODES, SHOCK TUBES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE