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Takeshita, S. and Buttapeng, C. (2010) Acceleration effect of swirl flow for disk MHD accelerator. IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy, 130 (5). pp. 517-523.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to verify how the swirl vane influences the acceleration performance, namely, the radial gas velocity and the static gas pressure, for the Disk MHD accelerator. A quasi1dimensional (Q1D) numerical program is used for the calculations. Results of the current calculations show that the static gas pressure decreases approximately 40% when using the inlet swirl vane. It is found that the MHD compression phenomena, which generates at the closest to the MHD channel inlet due to the Joule heating, could suppress effectively. The maximum radial gas velocity of 3,380 m/s is successfully achieved at the channel exit when swirl ratio was 1.0, and swirl ratio was set to be 0.0 and mass flow rate was kept the same as that for the case of swirl ratio of 1.0 and 1.0. The acceleration efficiency of 40.5% and 36.7% are calculated when the swirl ratio is 1.0, and the case of swirl ratio was set to be 0.0 and mass flow rate was kept the same as that for the case of swirl ratio of 1.0 and 1.0 respectively. The difference of efficiency is due to increase the Hall parameter in the upstream and midstream of MHD channel. This current study can show and confirm the function of inlet swirl for Disk MHD accelerator.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airplasma; Diskshaped; Inlet swirl; Magnetohydrodynamics; Numerical simulation
Subjects: Engineering > Electrical and Energy Engineering
Divisions: Research Center > Research Support Office
Depositing User: Miss Niramol Sudkhanung
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 03:45
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 03:45
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/5807

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