Accession Number : AD0719380

Title :   Performance of a Large Scale Nonequilibrium MHD Generator with Rare Gases; Erratum.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Zauderer,B.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : An experimental study was performed of the operating characteristics of a large linear, supersonic MHD generator. A shock tunnel was used to heat the test gases, which was primarily a 99 percent neon + 1 percent xenon mixture, to stagnation pressures of 1 to 5 atmospheres, temperatures of about 3500 degrees K, and electron densities on the order of 10 to the power of 10/cc. The test time of 5 milliseconds, which was about 10 times the traversal time of the gas through the generator, was sufficient to produce quasi-steady state conditions in the channel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*PLASMA MEDIUM, TURBULENCE), MAGNETIC FIELDS, SHOCK TUBES, SHOCK WAVES, GAS IONIZATION, RARE GASES, CURVE FITTING

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE