Accession Number:

AD0730289

Title:

Two-Dimensional Flow Calculations in the Electric Field Plane for Linear MHD Channels

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1970

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The two-dimensional, steady, compressible, inviscid flow of ionized gas through linear, segmented electrode, magnetohydrodynamic MHD channels is computed in the plane of the applied electric field. The solutions obtained for the gas dynamic and electrical quantities satisfy the coupled fluid mechanical conservation laws and Maxwells equations at all points of the flow field simultaneously. The nonuniform profiles which are obtained include the effects of transverse variations in incoming gas dynamic profiles, local Hall currents in Faraday channels, transverse currents in Hall devices, and axial magnetic field gradients.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE