Accession Number : AD0751943
Title : Nonlinear Time-Dependent Phenomena in JXB Devices Applicable to MHD Power Generators and Electric Propulsion Engines.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : STD RESEARCH CORP PASADENA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Demetriades,S. T. ; Argyropoulos,G. S. ; Maxwell,C. D. ; Zwick,S. A.
Report Date : SEP 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 94
Abstract : The report describes a realistic analytical method of modeling the time-dependent behavior of MHD generators and accelerators. This method can give accurate quantitative prediction of the performance and efficiency of an MHD generator channel as a function of its size, and can dictate the choice of operating conditions and geometry that will optimize the efficiency and longevity of an MHD power generator of a given size. It can simulate detailed, fluctuating dynamic behavior of segmented-electrode MHD power generators operating in an intermittent or burst mode, or steady-state MHD generators including the start up phase. The modeling is performed by numerical (digital) techniques. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), ELECTRIC PROPULSION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Electric and Ion Propulsion
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE