Accession Number:

AD0747323

Title:

Experimental Two-Phase Liquid-Metal Magnetohydrodynamic Generator Program.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 May 71-1 May 72,

Corporate Author:

ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB ILL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Earlier analytical and experimental investigations of MHD power systems at ANL have revealed the potential high efficiencies of a constant-liquid-velocity two-hase liquid-metal d-c MHD generator for converting fluid energy to electrical energy. These investigations also have identified, and have emphasized the need for in-depth studies of, generator parameters affecting attainment of these efficiencies. This report describes the preparations for, and preliminary results of, a programmatic investigation of these parameters in particular, the effects of relative velocity of the phases, friction, and mixture quality. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE