Accession Number : AD0748750

Title :   Selection of Optimal Conditions at the Channel Inlet on an MHD-Generator,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Donskoi,K. ; Dunaev,Yu. ; Nazarov,E. ; Shakhnov,I.

Report Date : 28 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Analysis of the optimal inlet parameters for an MHD channel employing combustion products of kerosene and gaseous oxygen. The analysis is performed for an ideally sectioned channel and for a channel with solid electrodes of finite length. It is shown that at low chamber pressures, the optimum inlet pressure for the sectioned channel is lower by an order of magnitude than that for the channel with solid electrodes. This difference decreases with increasing chamber pressures. A chamber pressure of roughly 2 atm abs is optimal for maximum power, while a pressure of 18 atm abs is optimum for specific volumetric power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS), OXYGEN, KEROSENE, ELECTRODES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE