The MHD Generator - A Step toward the Energy Supply of Tomorrow,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The increasing demand for electrical energy emphasizes more and more the problem of an economical energy supply. One possibility to solve this problem is the socalled MHD generator which converts hot working gases directly into electrical energy. Cooperation between M. A. N. West German Concern and the Institute for Plasma Physics IPP in Garening, West Germany, has resulted in an MHD generator beginning to be developed, which in its first development phase will have a capacity of 10MW and a length of operation of 10 seconds.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics