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Performance of an EHD power generator with a two-fluid ejector

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Authors
Gawain, Theodore Henry
Biblarz, Oscar
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Date of Issue
1981-01
Date
1981-01
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 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. A sample output together with the FORTRAN program are included. (Author)
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Technical Report
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NPS67-80-004
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The work reported herein was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
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Interagency Agreement No. ER-78-A-0 3-2122
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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.
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