Accession Number:

AD0745245

Title:

Influence of Boundary Layers of Electrical Characteristics of MHD Generators

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

An analysis is made of the boundary layer effect on the electrical characteristics of a Faraday MHD generator. An electrical substitution circuit and a method for calculating its elements are proposed. An analysis is made of the local circuit for the substitution of a channel in a gas-dynamic approximation. It is noted that the questions of the flow of current through a turbulent boundary layer require careful examination. It has been shown that the existing methods for the calculation of real resistance of a boundary layer, which are based on a break in integration on a certain arbitrary boundary from the electrode, give results which are strongly dependent on the selection of this boundary.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE