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Title: Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel corner seal

Abstract

A corner seal for an MHD duct includes a compressible portion which contacts the duct walls and an insulating portion which contacts the electrodes, sidewall bars and insulators. The compressible portion may be a pneumatic or hydraulic gasket or an open-cell foam rubber. The insulating portion is segmented into a plurality of pieces of the same thickness as the electrodes, insulators and sidewall bars and aligned therewith, the pieces aligned with the insulator being of a different size from the pieces aligned with the electrodes and sidewall bars to create a stepped configuration along the corners of the MHD channel.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863700
Patent Number(s):
4230959
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
EF-77-C-01-2363
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
magnetohydrodynamic; mhd; channel; corner; seal; duct; compressible; portion; contacts; walls; insulating; electrodes; sidewall; bars; insulators; pneumatic; hydraulic; gasket; open-cell; foam; rubber; segmented; plurality; pieces; thickness; aligned; therewith; insulator; size; create; stepped; configuration; corners; cell foam; aligned therewith; mhd channel; foam rubber; duct walls; compressible portion; insulating portion; mhd duct; corner seal; /310/

Citation Formats

Spurrier, Francis R. Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel corner seal. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Spurrier, Francis R. Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel corner seal. United States.
Spurrier, Francis R. Tue . "Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel corner seal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863700.
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title = {Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) channel corner seal},
author = {Spurrier, Francis R.},
abstractNote = {A corner seal for an MHD duct includes a compressible portion which contacts the duct walls and an insulating portion which contacts the electrodes, sidewall bars and insulators. The compressible portion may be a pneumatic or hydraulic gasket or an open-cell foam rubber. The insulating portion is segmented into a plurality of pieces of the same thickness as the electrodes, insulators and sidewall bars and aligned therewith, the pieces aligned with the insulator being of a different size from the pieces aligned with the electrodes and sidewall bars to create a stepped configuration along the corners of the MHD channel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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