MHD Power Generation (VIKING Series) with Hydrocarbon Fuels
Final technical rept. 7 Apr-15 Aug 1975
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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The design, fabrication and operation of a compact high-performance burner for a two megawatt MHD generator is described. The burner was designed to operate on hydrocarbon fuels and oxygen, with cesium seed, at mass flow rates up to 2.7 kgsec, chamber pressures up to 15 atmospheres and with rapid start capability. The burner was operated to about 90 of its design mass flow and chamber pressure. Operation at higher flow rates was restricted by limitations of the test facility. Measured heat losses at high flow rates were approximately 9 of the enthalpy input. Starting times, to full chamber pressure, were about 0.3 seconds.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics