A CONTINUATION OF THE BASIC STUDY OF SLENDER CHANNEL ELECTROGASDYNAMICS.
Final rept. for Feb 63-Aug 64,
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP WOOD-RIDGE N J WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL DIV
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The report covers the continuation of power generation studies involving electrogasdynamic energy conversion See also AD-427 967. The continuation of these studies involves a detailed experimental and analytical program investigating the phenomenon of generating electric power by causing a supply of unipolar ions to be forced to flow against an opposing induced electric field in an energy conversion channel. The analytical program includes studies on the mobility of charged aerosol particles, the performance of electrogasdynamic generators, and optical methods to determine particle size and number density in a steady flow. Experimental investigations include the measurement of mobility, the examination of the EGD interaction using colloidal ions, attempts to measure pressure drops due to friction and electrical body forces and electrical field distribution. The advantage of designing converters in which the length is considerably greater than the diameter is explored further, with the conclusion that electrical forces must act on the charged particles over a distance that remains compatible with limitations due to electrical breakdown and particle deposition. Author