A performance analysis for MHD power cycles operating at maximum power density


Sahin B., Kodal A., Yavuz H.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.29, no.6, pp.1473-1475, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0022-3727/29/6/010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1473-1475

Abstract

An analysis of the thermal efficiency of a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power cycle at maximum power density for a constant velocity type MHD generator has been carried out. The irreversibilities at the compressor and the MHD generator are taken into account. The results obtained from power density analysis were compared with those of maximum power analysis. It is shown that by using the power density criteria the MHD cycle efficiency can be increased effectively.