Schematic of a shock-tunnel facility.
Schematic cross-sectional view of a linear-shaped Faraday-type MHD electrical power generator.
(a) Characteristic time (ion recombination time and plasma residence time) and (b) electrical conductivity of the high-temperature argon plasma.
Time traces of (a) radiation intensity, (b) electron temperature, and (c) Faraday current.
Photographs of discharge in the MHD channel at (a) 0.42 ms, (b)0.75 ms, and (c) 1.08 ms.
Streamwise distribution of (a) normalized static pressure, (b) electron temperature and static temperature, and (c) local power density.
Enthalpy extraction ratio as functions of (a) total inflow temperature (B = 4.0 T fixed) and (b) applied magnetic flux density ( fixed).
Conditions used in experiments.
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