Two-Dimensional Flow Calculations in the Electric Field Plane for Linear MHD Channels
Final rept. 5 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1970
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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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.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics