Accession Number : AD0721087

Title :   Investigation of Liquid-Metal Magnetohydrodynamic Power Systems.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Nov 69-1 Nov 70,

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB ILL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Petrick,Michael ; Amend,William E. ; Pierson,Edward S. ; Hsu,Chun

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : Detailed cycle and component analysis were performed to: establish overall efficiency and performance characteristics of a 'low-temperature,' two-phase, liquid-metal MHD power cycle; and to identify and evaluate critical problem areas that require research and development programs. First, a mathematical model, which calculates individual component efficiency and overall cycle efficiency for a single-state concept, was developed and programmed for a digital computer. Next, a Standard Cycle was established and adapted for comparison studies in which major cycle parameters, generator parameters, and working fluids were varied to evaluate their effect on overall system performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, EFFICIENCY), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, TWO PHASE FLOW, HEAT EXCHANGERS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, DIFFUSERS, COMPRESSORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, EQUATIONS OF STATE, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, LIQUID METALS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE