Analysis of a two-fluid EHD power generator including effects of compressibility

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Gawain, Theodore Henry
Biblarz, Oscar
Subjects
Advisors
Date of Issue
1980-01
Date
1980-01
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A detailed analysis and method of calculation is presented for determining the complete thermodynamic cycle of either a one-fluid or a two-fluid electrohydrodynamic (EHD) power generator. The analysis takes fully into account the compressibility of the media. Parameters are included which express the thermodynamic losses in the various components of the overall system. The severe restriction on output created by the electrical breakdown limit of the medium is clearly shown. The method for computing the net-electrical work output per unit mass of primary fluid and the net overall thermal efficiency of the system is carefully developed. The calculation procedure is illustrated by a completely worked out numerical example. The techniques presented here may be used to determine the performance possibilities and limitations of various one-fluid and two-fluid EHD power generators. (Author)
Type
Technical Report
Description
Series/Report No
Department
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS67-80-002
Sponsors
Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy
Funder
Interagency Agreement No ER-78-A-03-2122
Format
iv, 88 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Citation
Distribution Statement
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Collections