Accession Number:

AD0751251

Title:

The ENIN-2 Experimental Open-Cycle MHD Generator Rig,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1972-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

An experimental rig has been set up to study the processes taking place in the duct of an open-cycle MHD generator. The installation consists of a combustion chamber unit in which natural gas is oxidized in an air atmosphere enriched with oxygen to pure O2 with ionizing seeds of different types. The pressure in the duct can go up to 50 atm and the temperature to 3500K. Both the oxygen and the gas are collected in containers of 14 and 3.5 tons capacity, respectively. As the combustion products pass into the duct, the nozzle system can vary the Mach number from subsonic to approximately 3. The duct has a rectangular cross-section. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE