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Design of an Open-Cycle, Vortex MHD Generator

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Abstract

The US Bureau of Mines has built a vortex MHD generator which combines the combustor-nozzle-duct combination into one integral unit. The vortex MHD generator consists of a cyclone burner, 7.5 in. diameter, 21 in. in length, with the inner wall used as one electrode together with a coaxial centre electrode. Power is obtained by impressing an axial field of 3000 G from an air solenoid magnet. Electrical output is expected to be one kilowatt. For the initial runs natural gas will be burned in oxygen-enriched, preheated air with a subsequent change to coal as a fuel. A theoretical analysis has been completed which predicts the velocity profiles and the electrical output characteristics of the generator. This analysis assumes variations in the radial and axial directions for all variables, steady state inviscid flow, constant electrical conductivity and a small magnetic Reynolds number. (author)
Authors:
Thalimer, J. R.; Kurtzrock, R. C.; Simons, W. H.; Bienstock, D.; [1]  Hughes, W. F. [2] 
  1. Pittsburgh Coal Research Center, US Bureau Of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  2. Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1968
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-107/39
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Magnetohydrodynamic Electrical Power Generation, Warsaw (Poland), 24-30 Jul 1968; Other Information: 4 refs., 4 figs.; Related Information: In: Electricity from MHD, 1968. Vol. IV. Open-Cycle MHD. Proceedings of a Symposium on Magnetohydrodynamic Electrical Power Generation| 766 p.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AIR; BURNERS; BURNS; COAL; DESIGN; DUCTS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; IDEAL FLOW; MAGNETIC REYNOLDS NUMBER; MAGNETS; MHD GENERATORS; NATURAL GAS; NOZZLES; OXYGEN; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; US BUREAU OF MINES; VELOCITY; VORTICES
OSTI ID:
22200105
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M4396020928
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 2601-2612
Announcement Date:
Feb 27, 2014

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Citation Formats

Thalimer, J. R., Kurtzrock, R. C., Simons, W. H., Bienstock, D., and Hughes, W. F. Design of an Open-Cycle, Vortex MHD Generator. IAEA: N. p., 1968. Web.
Thalimer, J. R., Kurtzrock, R. C., Simons, W. H., Bienstock, D., & Hughes, W. F. Design of an Open-Cycle, Vortex MHD Generator. IAEA.
Thalimer, J. R., Kurtzrock, R. C., Simons, W. H., Bienstock, D., and Hughes, W. F. 1968. "Design of an Open-Cycle, Vortex MHD Generator." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22200105,
title = {Design of an Open-Cycle, Vortex MHD Generator}
author = {Thalimer, J. R., Kurtzrock, R. C., Simons, W. H., Bienstock, D., and Hughes, W. F.}
abstractNote = {The US Bureau of Mines has built a vortex MHD generator which combines the combustor-nozzle-duct combination into one integral unit. The vortex MHD generator consists of a cyclone burner, 7.5 in. diameter, 21 in. in length, with the inner wall used as one electrode together with a coaxial centre electrode. Power is obtained by impressing an axial field of 3000 G from an air solenoid magnet. Electrical output is expected to be one kilowatt. For the initial runs natural gas will be burned in oxygen-enriched, preheated air with a subsequent change to coal as a fuel. A theoretical analysis has been completed which predicts the velocity profiles and the electrical output characteristics of the generator. This analysis assumes variations in the radial and axial directions for all variables, steady state inviscid flow, constant electrical conductivity and a small magnetic Reynolds number. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1968}
month = {Nov}
}