Accession Number : ADD001365

Title :   Boundary Layer Control as a Means of Increasing Power Output of Supersonic MHD Generators.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zauderer,Bert

Report Date : 26 Nov 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention eliminates the possibility of shock wave formation and boundary layer separation in MHD generators which reduces the efficiency of these devices. The generator is operated at constant velocity or Mach number to remove the possibility of shock formation. Boundary layer suction is employed to prevent flow separation which would otherwise result in a constant velocity generator, and the generator walls are movable and controlled by a computer which changes the wall position as the load changes.

Descriptors :   *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, *Boundary layer control, *Patents, Shock waves, Supersonic flow

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE