Accession Number : AD0432464


Title :   LONG LIFE CLOSED LOOP MHD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT.


Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. no. 8, 15 Dec 6329 Feb 64.


Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA


Report Date : 03 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The Closed Loop MHD Research and Development Unit is in the final stages of preparation for the next test. Several minor modifications have been made in the over-all system, however, none of the basic features have been changed. Modifications primarily have been concerned with decreasing the heat losses from the system and increasing the heat input to the system so as to permit operation with working fluids at higher temperatures. Other modifications include instrumentation additions and refinements. A new closed loop duct with ceramic lined end returns has been partially fabricated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , ELECTRODES , WELDING , INSTRUMENTATION , THERMOCOUPLES , HEATERS , CESIUM , HELIUM , HIGH TEMPERATURE , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS , OXIDES , TANTALUM , THERMAL INSULATION , ELECTROMAGNETIC PROBES , TEST EQUIPMENT , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT


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