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dc.contributor.authorAyeleso Oluwaseun, Ayokunle
dc.contributor.authorKahn T. E., Mohamed
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T14:36:16Z
dc.date.available2018-12-04T14:36:16Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationActa Polytechnica. 2018, vol. 58, no. 1, p. 1-8.
dc.identifier.issn1210-2709 (print)
dc.identifier.issn1805-2363 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10467/79097
dc.description.abstractThe generation of electric power through the conventional systems (thermal and hydroelectric) is no longer sufficient to meet the increasing industrial and commercial usage. Therefore, an alternative energy conversion system is currently being sought. The aim of the presented study is to develop a direct energy conversion system (Magnetohydrodynamics, MHD generator) to generate electric power using plasma. Additionally, the generator electric response is investigated based on the Faraday’s principle of electromagnetism and fluid dynamics. For this purpose, a rectangular MHD generator prototype with segmented electrodes was constructed and subjected to continuous plasma from a DC arc source at test facilities available in the Western Cape region (South Africa). Subsequently, the terminal voltages at the middle-electrodes were measured one after another across 1, 100 and 470 Ω load resistors. In all experiments, the absolute time-averages of the measured terminal voltage across each load resistor were similar, which indicates a generation of power. The maximum power of the order 0.203mW was obtained when 1 Ω resistor was connected to the middle-electrodes. Conclusively, these results validate the measurement approach of the MHD generator with segmented electrodes and could be used to design a large MHD unit that can be incorporated to the existing conventional thermal plant to improve their cyclic thermal efficiency.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherČeské vysoké učení technické v Prazecs
dc.publisherCzech Technical University in Pragueen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesActa Polytechnica
dc.relation.urihttps://ojs.cvut.cz/ojs/index.php/ap/article/view/4668
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleEXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC POWER GENERATOR UNDER DC ARC PLASMA
dc.typearticleen
dc.date.updated2018-12-04T14:36:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.14311/AP.2018.58.0001
dc.rights.accessopenAccess
dc.type.statusPeer-reviewed
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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