Accession Number : AD0781744
Title : Electrode Studies and Recent Results of Nonequilibrium MHD Generator Experiments.
Descriptive Note : Technical information series,
Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Zauderer,Bert ; Tate,Eric ; Marston,Charles H.
Report Date : MAY 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Experimental studies of comparative performance of 3 basic low temperature electrode designs were done in a Mach 5 MHD flow. Protruding wire electrodes parallel to the B field direction were distinctly superior to flush electrodes and to wires protruding in the E-field direction. The high Mach number channel is especially suited to the study of strong electromagnetic interaction in nonequilibrium generators. Preliminary results are reported. (Author)
Descriptors : *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, *Electrodes, Electric current, Electrical loads, Performance(Engineering)
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE