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Fundamental of an AC MHD Generation with Single-side Exciting Winding

TitleFundamental of an AC MHD Generation with Single-side Exciting Winding
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2554
Authorsพัฒนา อินทนิ
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Date PublishedMay 2011
Type of Articleบทความวิจัย
KeywordsAC MHD generation, linear generator, magnetohydrodynamic, MHD Generator, MHD induction generator, plasma application

This paper presents the possibility to generate the alternating current (AC) electrical power by using a linear MHD generator. The single-sided exciting winding of the generator is considered. Its structure consists of a channel, an insulator and stators. The channel type is a flat rectangular and the liquid flows along the channel as a conductor. The channel wall acted as an insulator separates the metal fluid and stator coil. The top stator winding of the generator is connected to polyphase systems. Under this condition, it can produce a magnetic field by means of time harmonics function in the same direction of the metal fluid. Energy in the channel is extracted by inductive coils at the bottom stator. An interaction between traveling wave and metal fluid is explained by finite element technique. The distributions of magnetic vector potential and magnetic field throughout channel are evidently shown in xy-plane. Power flow in an AC MHD generator is reported with magnetic Reynolds number and slip value. The optimized value of active power is suggested by small slip value as s < 0 and small magnetic Reynolds number.