Accession Number : AD0781021

Title :   Thermodynamics of Liquid Metal MHD Generators,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Kalafati,D. D. ; Kozlov,V. B.

Report Date : 09 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The book is devoted to the thermodynamics of the magnetohydrodynamic method of conversion of thermal energy into electrical, using liquid metal working fluids. The prospects for use of liquid metal MHD converters in transportation and stationary power engineering, based on nuclear sources, are set forth. Possible thermodynamic cycles, the fields of their use and the basic features of the heat circuits are discussed. A thermodynamic analysis of possible liquid metal MHD converter cycles is carried out, methods of increasing their efficiency are pointed out and analytical solutions are obtained for a number of optimization problems. A section of the book is devoted to prospects for use of the liquid metal MHD converter built-on units to steam turbine installations in a binary energy cycle for stationary atomic electric power stations. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, *Thermodynamics, *Electric power production, Energy conversion, Efficiency, Plasmas(Physics), Liquid metals, Vapor phases, Translations, USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE