Accession Number:

ADA080975

Title:

Optimally Loaded Electrohydrodynamic Power Generator,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

By requiring that the local electrical field strength in an electrohydrodynamic EHD power generator be everywhere uniformly close to the critical limit, an optimum channel shape can be established. This shape is based on the one-dimensional flow of a compressible fluid into which are injected unipolar charged particles of negligible mobility. The maximum electrical work output per unit mass of fluid that can be attained in this way is shown to be greater by a factor of two than that of the best comparable channel of uniform area. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE