Accession Number:

AD0617562

Title:

FUNDAMENTALS OF MHD FLOW.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Magnetohydrodynamic phenomena associated with crossed field devices are investigated. The working medium was assumed to be a partially ionized plasma at relatively low temperatures 1500 -3000 K, so that Magnetic Reynolds numbers were assumed to be much less than one. As a result, it was typically assumed that the applied magnetic field was not distorted by currents flowing in the plasma, although for some problems this simplification was not necessary. Several studies were made of the properties of the low temperature plasmas of interest. Then a large number of channel flow problems were analyzed and reported upon. Some magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer phenomena were next reviewed, and following this a broad review was made of the propulsion and power generation application areas. New concepts were developed for the macroscopic description of the non-equilibrium ionization idea.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE