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