Accession Number:

AD0296430

Title:

THE THEORY OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC POWER GENERATORS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

215.0

Abstract:

The theory of magnetohydrodynamic power generators is presented. The topics covered are electrical conductivity in MHD generators, optimum seed ratio, local analyses of the continuous and segmented electrode geometries Hall geometry, helical flow geometry magnetically induced ionization polytropic efficiencies compressible analyses of the constant velocity, temperature, Mach number, pressure and cross sectional area flows end losses AC generation cycle efficiencies and a summary of experiments. Geometries other than linear are not considered herein the most important of those omitted is the vortex generator.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE