Performance of a Large Scale Nonequilibrium MHD Generator with Rare Gases; Erratum.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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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
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