Accession Number:

AD0269213

Title:

STUDY OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A number of theoretical and experimental investigations were carried out to investigate Magnetohydrodynamic MHD and Electrohydrodynamic EHD power generation. The theoretical studies included analysis of both optimum channel configuration, and optimum initial conditions forAN MHD generator, as well as an analysis of the performance of an idealized EHD generator. The experimental studies centered largely on nonequilibrium ionizatio experiments using a plasma jet as a source of high temperature gas. Finally, some calculations were carried out for the constant velocity MHD generator performance, and the investigation of an oxy-cyanogen MHD generator was begun. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE