Accession Number : AD0747323

Title :   Experimental Two-Phase Liquid-Metal Magnetohydrodynamic Generator Program.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 May 71-1 May 72,

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB ILL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Pittenger,Lee C.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Earlier analytical and experimental investigations of MHD power systems at ANL have revealed the potential high efficiencies of a constant-liquid-velocity two-hase liquid-metal d-c MHD generator for converting fluid energy to electrical energy. These investigations also have identified, and have emphasized the need for in-depth studies of, generator parameters affecting attainment of these efficiencies. This report describes the preparations for, and preliminary results of, a programmatic investigation of these parameters; in particular, the effects of relative velocity of the phases, friction, and mixture quality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, EFFICIENCY), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, TWO PHASE FLOW, LIQUID METALS, HEAT EXCHANGERS, GAS FLOW, NITROGEN, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE