Accession Number:

AD0429173

Title:

LINEARIZED ANALYSIS OF MHD GENERATOR FLOW STABILITY,

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The quasi one-dimensional compressible flow equations for a magnetohydrodynamic power generator were analyzed for one-dimensional instabilities by means of linearized perturbations. The gas was assumed to be ideally compressible, inviscid, nonheat-conducting, with an electrical conductivity that depends on local temperature. The results indicate that large instabilities cannot exist, confirming the previous approximate results of Wright and refuting the original claims of Velikhov. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE