Accession Number:

AD0770443

Title:

Feasibility of MHD Conversion of Pulsed Thermonuclear Reactor Energy,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1973-11-07

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The authors discuss the possibility of using certain conduction and induction MHD generators schemes for converting the energy of pulsed thermonuclear reactors PTR, in which energy release occurs in a blanket which absorbs the basic fraction of hard radiation. The physical limitations on the achievable efficiency of conversion and the plasma parameters obtainable in the reactor pressure about 1 kb, temperature about 2-3 eV, and the selection of working substance are explained. Sample parameters for a Faraday supersonic plasma MHD generator having solid electrodes about 0.4 efficiency and an induction piston MHD-generator about 0.7 efficiency which generate d.c. current and voltage are presented. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE