Accession Number:

AD0602811

Title:

EXPLOSIVE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept. no. l, l Apr-30 Jun 64,

Corporate Author:

MHD RESEARCH INC NEWPORT BEACH CALIF

Report Date:

1964-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Experimental and theoretical studies on the production of high energy, short duration pulses of electrical power by MHD principles are discussed. Previous work in a 1 inch by 1 inch cross section channel and a 1 inch by 4 inch cross section channel using cesium seeded condensed explosives, which produced tens of megawatts of electrical power in pulses of approximately 100 micro sec, is expanded. A program for a 2 inch by 6 inch cross section linear channel and for a radial geometry generator is discussed. Power generation appears to be proportional to the square of the velocity of the conducting front. Lumped parameter circuit theory analyses are presented and expressions derived which may be used to determine the amount of energy removed from the slug as a function of distance along the channel and the generator geometry. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE