Accession Number:

AD0719380

Title:

Performance of a Large Scale Nonequilibrium MHD Generator with Rare Gases; Erratum.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An experimental study was performed of the operating characteristics of a large linear, supersonic MHD generator. A shock tunnel was used to heat the test gases, which was primarily a 99 percent neon 1 percent xenon mixture, to stagnation pressures of 1 to 5 atmospheres, temperatures of about 3500 degrees K, and electron densities on the order of 10 to the power of 10cc. The test time of 5 milliseconds, which was about 10 times the traversal time of the gas through the generator, was sufficient to produce quasi-steady state conditions in the channel. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE