Accession Number : ADD008416

Title :   An Optimally Loaded Electrohydrodynamic Power Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Biblarz,Oscar ; Gawain,Theodore H

Report Date : 04 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The present invention relates to an optimum channel or nozzle configuration for a device generating useful electrical power by means of an electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Process. The present invention provides a uniform maximum loading throughout an EHD conversion channel. The channel is in the form of a slender nozzle of a geometrical shape defined by a pair of parametric equations which have the electric pressure at its allowable limit everywhere along the conversion channel of an EHD power generator.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electric generators, *Electrohydrodynamics, *Charged particles, *Nozzles, *Loads(Forces), *Optimization, Configurations, Slender bodies, Electric power, Water jets, Parametric analysis, Water injection, Water flow, Electrostatic fields, Specifications, Mach number, Convergence, Threshold effect

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE