Accession Number:

AD0781744

Title:

Electrode Studies and Recent Results of Nonequilibrium MHD Generator Experiments.

Descriptive Note:

Technical information series,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Experimental studies of comparative performance of 3 basic low temperature electrode designs were done in a Mach 5 MHD flow. Protruding wire electrodes parallel to the B field direction were distinctly superior to flush electrodes and to wires protruding in the E-field direction. The high Mach number channel is especially suited to the study of strong electromagnetic interaction in nonequilibrium generators. Preliminary results are reported. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE