Accession Number : AD0785419
Title : MHD Energy Conversion.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 68-31 Aug 74,
Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV SPACE INST TULLAHOMA
Personal Author(s) : Dicks,John B.
Report Date : AUG 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : Theoretical and experimental investigations were made on a number of phenomena in magnetohydrodynamics that are pertinent in the combustion gas driven MHD generators. Different types of generators of diagonal conducting wall designs were studied and a number of different fuels and seed were used in these investigations. Both liquid and solid fuels were used in the experiments. Optical measurements were made to measure the relative temperature and absolute velocity of the plasma. Three-dimensional current distributions were measured along with analysis. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, *Magnetohydrodynamics, Energy conversion, Instability, Hall effect, Surfaces, Combustion, Electron energy
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE