Pulsed Magnetohydrodynamic Program
Final rept. 2 Jan 1972-31 Mar 1976
HERCULES INC MAGNA UT BACCHUS WORKS
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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.
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