Accession Number : AD0436456


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC POWER GENERATION, VOLUME VI - PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF 1000 AND 250 MEGAWATT MHD GENERATORS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 62.


Corporate Author : PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT EAST HARTFORD CONN


Report Date : Feb 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 310


Abstract : Presented are the results of preliminary engineering designs of 1000 and 250 megawatt MHD DC power generators which are compatible with continuous wave radio frequency conversion systems. The investigation consists of a systematic survey, analysis and evaluation of the problems involved, and evaluation of available means and materials, formulation of a design philosophy, design of the generators and an evaluation of the resulting design. Combustion, aerodynamic, thermodynamic, electrical and magnetic, thermal, chemical and mechanical effects acting independently or, more generally, in combination, were studied and evaluated. Suitable methods and techniques were used or conceived to handle the problems. The results of the investigation are presented in the form of preliminary design layouts, diagrams, drawings, graphs and tables. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GENERATORS , MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , DIRECT CURRENT , COMBUSTION , COMBUSTION CHAMBERS , ENERGY CONVERSION , NOZZLES , GUIDE VANES , ELECTROMAGNETS , THERMAL INSULATION , COOLING , HEAT TRANSFER , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , ENERGY , EXHAUST DIFFUSERS , WEIGHT , THERMODYNAMICS , POWER , CONTROL SYSTEMS , STARTING , VELOCITY , TEMPERATURE , PRESSURE , CONDUCTIVITY , HEAT TRANSFER , OXYGEN , LIQUEFIED GASES , ENGINEERING DRAWINGS , FUEL INJECTORS , ELECTRIC CURRENT , TEMPERATURE


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