Achievement of the highest performance of a CCMHD generator: an isentropic efficiency of 63% and an enthalpy extraction ratio of 31%


In this paper we describe the highest-performance closed-cycle magnetohydrodynamic (CCMHD) power generator driven by a shock-tube. Despite the use of a small-scale device having a power-generating volume of approximately 4 liters, outstanding performance, namely, the isentropic efficiency of 63%, the enthalpy extraction ratio of 30.8%, the electrical power… (More)


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