Accession Number : AD0470737


Title :   A REVIEW OF FLUID MECHANICAL PROBLEMS IN MHD GENERATORS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)


Personal Author(s) : Broadbent,E G


Report Date : May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The basic equations of channel flow through an MHD generator are introduced using matrix conductivity for Hall effects. Gas dynamics is briefly considered from the point of view of possible irregularities in the flow. A review is given of published work on boundary layers, velocity profiles and boundary layer separation, with a brief mention of flow instabilities. Possible lines of research are discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GENERATORS , ELECTRIC POWER , ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , DUCTS , HALL EFFECT , IONS , SHOCK WAVES , BOUNDARY LAYER , SEPARATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE