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NaK-nitrogen liquid metal MHD converter tests at 30 kwThe feasibility of electrical power generation with an ambient temperature liquid-metal MHD separator cycle is demonstrated by tests in which a NaK-nitrogen LM-MHD converter was operated at nozzle inlet pressures ranging from 100 to 165 N/sq cm, NaK flow rates from 46 to 72 kg/sec, and nitrogen flow rates from 2.4 to 3.8 kg/sec. The generator was operated as an eight-phase linear induction generator, with two of the eight phases providing magnetic field compensation to minimized electrical end losses at the generator channel inlet and exit.
Document ID
19740034266
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Cerini, D. J. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: AIAA Journal
Volume: 12
Subject Category
PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
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