Accession Number:

AD0770063

Title:

KIVA-I MHD Generator Modifications and Tests.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 28 Feb 72-31 Mar 73,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

The AFAPL-MHD Facility KIVA-I was used to conduct an extensive series of tests on the pegwall diagonally connected generator. Extensive knowledge was gained in the areas of conductivity, oxygen-to-fuel ratios, interelectrode connection angles, seed particle geometry, and optimum loading conditions. A peak power of 210 KW was achieved. A DC-to-DC Inverter was successfully operated on the MHD generator, providing an output of 50 KW at 50 KV dc. Numerous modifications were made to the KIVA-I facility, including a new high-speed data acquisition system, a close circuit television system, a pulse-control network for the main burner, a new set of pole faces for the magnet, a digital display panel, and an instrumented copper electrode assembly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE