Accession Number : AD0770443

Title :   Feasibility of MHD Conversion of Pulsed Thermonuclear Reactor Energy,


Personal Author(s) : Velikhov,E. P. ; Golubev,V. S. ; Chernukha,V. V.

Report Date : 07 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The authors discuss the possibility of using certain conduction and induction MHD generators schemes for converting the energy of pulsed thermonuclear reactors (PTR), in which energy release occurs in a blanket which absorbs the basic fraction of hard radiation. The physical limitations on the achievable efficiency of conversion and the plasma parameters obtainable in the reactor (pressure about 1 kb, temperature about 2-3 eV), and the selection of working substance are explained. Sample parameters for a Faraday supersonic plasma MHD generator having solid electrodes (about 0.4 efficiency) and an induction piston MHD-generator (about 0.7 efficiency) which generate d.c. current and voltage are presented. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Magnetohydrodynamics, *Nuclear fusion, Pulses, Energy, Efficiency, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE