Development of Explosively Driven MHD Generator for Short Pulse Aircraft High Power. Part I. Analytical Studies. Part II. Experimental Studies. Part III. Design Studies.
Interim technical rept. no. 1,
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS
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The main objective of the work was feasibility demonstration of compact high performance explosively driven MHD generators. The work performed here was of both an analytical and experimental nature, including studies of explosives, detonation, expansion of detonation products, evaluation of the conductivity of expanded gases resulting from detonation of the explosive charge. This work provides a sound foundation for work that may be conducted in the future and would permit such a program to begin with the fabrication of a model high performance test XMHD generator. Author
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