Experimental Two-Phase Liquid-Metal Magnetohydrodynamic Generator Program.
Annual rept. 1 May 71-1 May 72,
ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB ILL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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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
- Electric Power Production and Distribution