Accession Number:

ADA001489

Title:

Theoretical Possibility of Converting the Kinetic Energy of Ionized Gas Flow into Electricity,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1974-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The theoretical possibility of converting the kinetic energy of ionized gas flow into electricity is qualitatively discussed. A model generator, designed to test theoretical predictions is described. Its performance, in two distinct types of experimental situations i.e. in plasma flow from two different sources is given by its volt-ampere characteristics at different temperatures. It is established that the magnitude of the specific power obtainable may exceed 4 Wsquare cm.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE