Proceedings of The RAND Corporation Conference on MHD Power Generation, June 29-July 1, 1976.

by Richard Y. Pei, Susanna W. Purnell


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Documents the proceedings of a conference on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power generation sponsored by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The purpose of the conference, held in the RAND Washington Office, June 29-July 1, 1976, was to conduct an independent evaluation of the closed-cycle MHD power-generation system in the context of the state of the art of MHD technology, including open-cycle, and to provide the MHD Division of ERDA with a basis for the formulation of future programs and policies. The report provides summaries of the major presentations at the conference, as well as excerpts of the discussions, a list of participants, and the conference agenda.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

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