Proceedings of the RAND Corporation Conference on Liquid-Metal MHD Power Generation, September 19-20, 1977

by Richard Y. Pei, Susanna W. Purnell


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Documents the proceedings of the conference on liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic (LMMHD) power generation sponsored by the Department of Defense. The conference, held in the Rand Washington Office, was part of an effort to conduct an independent evaluation of LMMHD power generation and to provide the MHD Division of DOE 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. A forthcoming companion report, R-2343-DOE, [The] [Liquid-Metal Closed-Cycle System of] [Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation], by R. Y. Pei and R. W. Hess, will evaluate the two-phase-flow closed-cycle LMMHD power-generation system from the standpoint of the pacing technologies and costs.

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