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Feasibility analysis of an MHD inductive generator coupled with a thermoacoustic resonator

A. Alemany2 - S. Carcangiu1 - R. Forcinetti1 - A. Montisci1 - J. P. Roux3

1 DIEE, University of Cagliari, Piazza dArmi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
2 SIMAP Laboratory, Domaine Universitaire, BP 75 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, France
3 AREVA TA, CS50497, 13593 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 3, Toulouse, France

This paper pertains to the feasibility analysis of a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) inductive generator coupled with a Thermo Acoustic (TA) resonator. The MHD and TA processes have the great advantage to convert energy without mechanical moving components. In this work, first, the design criteria are given, then the order of magnitude of the obtained parameters is used to model the system by using the finite element method (FEM) to confirm the theoretical results. The conceptual idea and the FEM model are described.. Tables 2, Figs 8, Refs 9.

Magnetohydrodynamics 51, No. 3, 531-542, 2015 [PDF, 1.62 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X