Explosively-driven magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator studies

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Plasma jet generators have been designed and tested which used an explosive driver and shocktube with a rectangular cross section that optimize the flow velocity and electrical conductivity. The latest in a series of designs has been tested using a reactive load to diagnose the electrical properties of the MHD generator/electromagnet combination. The results of these tests indicate that the plasma jet/MHD generator design does generate a flow velocity greater than 25 km/s and produces several gigawatts of pulsed power in a very small package size. A larger, new generator design is also presented.

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Agee, F.J.; Lehr, F.M.; Vigil, M.; Kaye, R.; Gaudet, J. & Shiffler, D. August 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Plasma jet generators have been designed and tested which used an explosive driver and shocktube with a rectangular cross section that optimize the flow velocity and electrical conductivity. The latest in a series of designs has been tested using a reactive load to diagnose the electrical properties of the MHD generator/electromagnet combination. The results of these tests indicate that the plasma jet/MHD generator design does generate a flow velocity greater than 25 km/s and produces several gigawatts of pulsed power in a very small package size. A larger, new generator design is also presented.

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OSTI as DE95016738

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  • 10. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pulsed power conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 10-13 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95016738
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1815C
  • Report No.: CONF-950750--32
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100028
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619037

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Agee, F.J.; Lehr, F.M.; Vigil, M.; Kaye, R.; Gaudet, J. & Shiffler, D. Explosively-driven magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator studies, article, August 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619037/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.