Accession Number : AD0770063

Title :   KIVA-I MHD Generator Modifications and Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 28 Feb 72-31 Mar 73,


Personal Author(s) : Buechler,Lester W. ; Nimmo,Robert A.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 238

Abstract : The AFAPL-MHD Facility (KIVA-I) was used to conduct an extensive series of tests on the pegwall diagonally connected generator. Extensive knowledge was gained in the areas of conductivity, oxygen-to-fuel ratios, interelectrode connection angles, seed particle geometry, and optimum loading conditions. A peak power of 210 KW was achieved. A DC-to-DC Inverter was successfully operated on the MHD generator, providing an output of 50 KW at 50 KV dc. Numerous modifications were made to the KIVA-I facility, including a new high-speed data acquisition system, a close circuit television system, a pulse-control network for the main burner, a new set of pole faces for the magnet, a digital display panel, and an instrumented copper electrode assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, Pulses, Control, Data acquisition, Display systems, Modification, Test methods, Air Force research, Inverters

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE