Accession Number:

ADA028323

Title:

Pulsed Magnetohydrodynamic Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jan 1972-31 Mar 1976

Corporate Author:

HERCULES INC MAGNA UT BACCHUS WORKS

Report Date:

1976-07-16

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

The goals of the program were twofold 1 To develop the technical base to allow for the design and construction of lightweight, multimegawatt deflagrating solid explosive driven MHD C-MHD and, 2 to evaluate the feasibility of multikilowatt, high-repetition-rate detonating solid explosive MHD X-MHD generators. The report is divided into two sections which are organized in a roughly parallel format. Part I covers the work on deflagrating explosive MHD while Part II covers detonating explosive MHD. Each part has an introduction, a description of the experimental apparatus, the test results, conclusions and recommendations for future development. In addition, part 1 has a section covering the selection of a solid propellant while part 2 has a separate section with some additional discussion of the X-MHD channel performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE