Accession Number : AD0475840


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


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Oct 63-15 Aug 65 on Phase 2,


Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA


Personal Author(s) : Hundstad, R L ; Emmerich, W S ; Holmes, F A ; Fey, M G ; Way, S


Report Date : Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 163


Abstract : The development of the Long Life Closed Loop MHD Research and Development Unit has progressed systematically. A total of four experimental tests have been made with all components in operation. The last test, during which the loop was operated for a period of three hours and nineteen minutes, provided sufficient data for a comprehensive performance evaluation of the facility. Performance data from the last three tests are presented and in addition a comparison is made with the theory. The problems uncovered during the test program are discussed and possible solutions are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , THERMAL INSULATION , TANTALUM , SHIELDING , THERMAL RADIATION , ELECTRICAL INSULATION , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ELECTRODES , EROSION , ABLATION , CESIUM , JET PROPULSION , PLASMA JETS , ALUMINUM , ZIRCONIUM , HELIUM , ARGON


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE