Accession Number : AD0756489

Title :   Experimental and Analytical Research on a Two Megawatt, High Performance MHD Generator.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Apr 71-1 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sonju,O. K. ; Teno,J.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 340

Abstract : The report presents the initial results of a combined analytical and experimental program whose broad objectives are to achieve a more complete understanding of the operation and appropriate design techniques of compact high-performance MHD generators by further establishing the detailed analytical basis of the performance of these generators and to demonstrate the feasibility of operating compact high-performance MHD generators under a reptitively pulsed mode of operation at high power levels--in this case at the 2 MW level. In particular, the results, of studies of stability, and effects, transient response, diagnostic, rapid startup, channel voltage breakdown and performance optimization are discussed and summarized. A parallel effort under this program has been directed to constructing a generator test facility and designing and fabricating a 2 MW high-performance MHD generator system to be used in the test facility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, NOZZLES, HEAT TRANSFER, COOLING, MAGNETS, WATER, PULSE GENERATORS, ELECTRODES, MASS TRANSFER, CIRCUITS, GRAPHICS, EFFICIENCY, TRANSIENTS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE