Accession Number : AD0430548


Title :   RESEARCH PROGRAM ON CLOSED-CYCLE MAGNETOPLASMADYNAMIC ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION WITH NONEQUILIBRIUM IONIZATION.


Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical summary rept., 15 June15 Dec 63,


Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Bienert,W B


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : The objective of this program is to demonstrate the feasibility of non-equilibrium ionization as a means of effectively increasing the conductivity of the working fluid in a magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) power generator. At the present time nonequilibrium ionization is the only practical method of achieving high output power densities at gas temperatures suitable for long life operation with materials now available. In support of the experimental part of this program and to guide in the selection of experimental conditions, two programs are being carried out: one involving the process of non-equilibrium ionization, and the other involving the study and analysis of closed-cycle MPD power generation under conditions compatible with the utilization of non-equilibrium ionization in a MPD duct. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POWER , GENERATORS , MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , GAS IONIZATION , ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY , DENSITY , TEMPERATURE , MATERIALS , CESIUM , INJECTION , DISTRIBUTION , HEATERS , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ELECTRODES


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