Accession Number:

AD0758783

Title:

Construction and Test of an MHD Generator Channel and Electrical Power Converter.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., 1 Feb 71-28 Feb 72,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

The AFAPL MHD Facility was placed in operation. A peg wall, diagonally connected MHD channel was constructed, making use of materials evaluated in a Hall channel. Seed handling procedures, a new seeding wheel, and timing relations for the burner, fuel flow, oxygen flow, and seed injection were developed. A series of conductivity tests were conducted, and a conductivity of 10 mhos per meter was established. The MHD generator was run at an output of 800 volts, 125 KW with a 2.2 Tesla magnetic field strength. A 2000 Hz converter was designed, constructed and tested to convert a 600 volts dc input to a 50,000 volts ac output. The MHD generator was operated successfully with the new channel for 15 runs of 4 to 6 seconds each, with no appreciable deterioration of the MHD channel or support equipment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE