Accession Number:

AD0818652

Title:

DIAGONAL CONDUCTING WALL GENERATORS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

TENNESSEE UNIV SPACE INST TULLAHOMA

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Two diagonal conducting wall generators have been constructed, operated, and their characteristics compared with theory. The two generators are of identical dimensions, electrode spacing, length, etc., and differ only in the fact that the angle between the normal to the plane of the conducting strips in the side wall is 0 and 45 deg, respectively, to the direction of fluid flow. The over-all dimensions of these generators are all approximately 9.5 cm width, 20.5 cm height and 122 cm length 90 cm of the length are active. Magnetic fields up to 20,000 gauss can be obtained over the active region. Typical powers obtained from the generators range from 10 kw to 40 kw depending on loading, aerodynamic conditions, and the type of generator. The generators are driven by the same combustor operating on RP1, gaseous oxygen and potassium hydroxide dissolved in alcohol. Most of the generator runs have been near Mach 1.6 with the total flow rate of .71 kg per second. The theory has been put in the form of computer program which prints out predicted values of the experimental variables and thus can be readily compared with the experimental results. In general, the gas dynamics assumptions are those for one-dimensional flow with experimental corrections imposed upon it. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE