Accession Number : ADD006810

Title :   MHD Pinch Interrupting Switch for High Currents.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Owen S

Report Date : 02 Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Switching apparatus for very high currents utilizes the magneto hydrodynamic pinch effect to interrupt a liquid metal column that occupies the gap between a pair of spaced conductors maintained apart by an insulating sleeve. The on/off condition of the switching apparatus is controlled by regulating the relationship between the fluid pressure within the sleeve and P sub p, the MHD pinch pressure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Switching circuits, *Magnetohydrodynamic generators, Pinch effect, Liquid metals, Electric current, High power

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE