Accession Number : AD0433235


Title :   LIQUID METAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC POWER CONVERSION,


Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.


Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Stafford,Gene B


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : The basic operating characteristics of a straight channel, conduction, liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator are presented. The ideal case is presented and then the various losses which might occur are introduced along with means of compensating for them. Two systems are shown which can utilize a liquid metal MHD generator. Criteria for the selection of the working fluids are shown and possible candidate working fluids are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LIQUID METALS , *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , GENERATORS , ENERGY CONVERSION , ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS , POWER , FLUID FLOW , ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY , ELECTRODES , ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE , ENTROPY , PERMEABILITY(MAGNETIC) , MEASUREMENT , FLUIDS , ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE