Accession Number : AD0784208

Title :   Reliability of Liquid-Metal Induction MHD Machines,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Abkhazi,V. V. ; Malykhin,A. I. ; Rybin,I. V.

Report Date : 06 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : General descriptions of liquid-metal induction MHD machines and their fields of use are given. Theoretical calculations of MHD machine reliability, including apriori estimates of 'wear' reliability and parametric reliability, as well as numerical estimates of MHD generator and electromagnetic pump reliability in the planning stages, are presented and discussed. The book is concluded with general questions on MHD machine reliability, including a possible program of testing reliability, economics, strength, spot tests of elements, accelerated tests and considerable tabular data.

Descriptors :   *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, *Reliability, Electromagnetic pumps, Failure(Electronics), Failure(Mechanics), Estimates, Confidence limits, Translations, USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE