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