Accession Number : ADD012533

Title :   Non-Dissipative Current Distribution Circuit for Magnetohydrodynamic Generator Electrodes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holt,James F

Report Date : 26 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A nondissipative current distribution circuit for a power source, such as magnetohydrodynamic generator, that delivers its output current through a first plurality of positive electrodes and a second plurality of negative electrodes (including plural positive and negative electrode pairs) and provides a predetermined current distribution among the electrodes, is described, and comprises a transformer including first and second windings, the second winding including means for connection to a load, the first winding having plural adjustable taps intermediate its ends, an inductor connected at one end to one end of the first transformer winding and at the other end to a plurality of capacitors connected respectively to each electrode, and a first plurality of silicon controlled rectifiers connected, respectively, between each positive electrode and a tap or the second end of the first transformer winding, and a second plurality of silicon controlled rectifiers configured to conduct alternately with the second plurality of rectifiers.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, *CIRCUITS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ELECTRODES, TRANSFORMERS, ELECTRIC COILS, RECTIFIERS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE