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Title: Supersonic MHD generator system

Abstract

An improved MHD electrical power generating system of the type having a MHD topping cycle and a steam generating bottoming cycle is disclosed. The system typically includes a combustion system, a conventional MHD generator and a first diffuser radiant boiler. The improvement comprises a first supersonic MHD generator and ramjet engine configuration operatively connected in series with each other and with the conventional MHD generator. The first supersonic MHD generator and ramjet engine configuration increase the power output and improve the operating efficiency of the electrical generating system. A diffuser system is also disclosed which is in fluid communication with the supersonic MHD generator and the ramjet engine for collecting bypass plasma gas to be used for heating a second radiant boiler adapted for powering a steam turbine generator.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5185746
Patent Number(s):
US 4418294
Application Number:
TRN: 84-006616
Assignee:
EDB-84-050088
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 2 Jul 1982; Other Information: PAT-APPL-394806
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; MHD GENERATORS; DESIGN; SUPERSONIC FLOW; MHD POWER PLANTS; EFFICIENCY; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; POWER GENERATION; RAMJET ENGINES; STEAM TURBINES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ENGINES; FLUID FLOW; FLUID MECHANICS; HEAT ENGINES; HYDRODYNAMICS; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MACHINERY; MECHANICS; POWER PLANTS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; 300101* - MHD Generators- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Rahman, M.A. Supersonic MHD generator system. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Rahman, M.A. Supersonic MHD generator system. United States.
Rahman, M.A. Tue . "Supersonic MHD generator system". United States.
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abstractNote = {An improved MHD electrical power generating system of the type having a MHD topping cycle and a steam generating bottoming cycle is disclosed. The system typically includes a combustion system, a conventional MHD generator and a first diffuser radiant boiler. The improvement comprises a first supersonic MHD generator and ramjet engine configuration operatively connected in series with each other and with the conventional MHD generator. The first supersonic MHD generator and ramjet engine configuration increase the power output and improve the operating efficiency of the electrical generating system. A diffuser system is also disclosed which is in fluid communication with the supersonic MHD generator and the ramjet engine for collecting bypass plasma gas to be used for heating a second radiant boiler adapted for powering a steam turbine generator.},
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year = {1983},
month = {11}
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