Accession Number : ADA004814

Title :   Cycle Study of a Mercury - Colloidal Electrofluid Dynamic Power Generator.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 18 Apr 72-17 Jul 72,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Urquidi F,Beatriz

Report Date : OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The author presents a study of an Electro-Fluid-Dynamic power system using mercury as the working vapor and hydrogen as the fill gas. Viscous coupling between mercury vapor and hydrogen is assumed. A detailed study of the various components, and related efficiencies, of the system is made and expressions for their dependence on various system parameters are derived. The overall system efficiency is optimized and analytical expressions for the optimum values of the operating parameters are given. A sensitivity analysis is made to determine the effect, on the efficiency of changes in several system parameters. Numerical calculations are carried out using a simple computer program. The results of the calculations are shown in graphical and tabular form. As an illustration, a 12.5 KW output power generator is considered and the main design characteristics are presented.

Descriptors :   *Electrohydrodynamics, Mercury, Hydrogen, Vapors, Mixtures, Colloids, Power supplies, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE