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Mesofluidic magnetohydrodynamic power generation

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dc.contributor.advisor Todd Thorsen. en_US Fucetola, Jay J en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US 2012-10-26T18:10:52Z 2012-10-26T18:10:52Z 2012 en_US 2012 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-162). en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the previous research into magnetohydrodynamics has involved large-scale systems. This thesis explores the miniaturization and use of devices to convert the power dissipated within an expanding gas flow into electricity. Specific properties, such as high surface tension, allow for unique possibilities in the design of such devices. The material covered includes a brief derivation of the theory describing steady well-developed MHD flows within circular and rectangular channels. Numerical simulations are used to elucidate the relationships derived theoretically and to enable future design without the reliance upon such simulation. Fabricated devices are experimentally observed to determine the agreement with the modeled behavior. Finally, a design is proposed that is predicted to be a viable generator as well as a means for further examining the unanswered questions raised by the research performed in this thesis. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Jay J. Fucetola. en_US
dc.format.extent 162 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Mesofluidic magnetohydrodynamic power generation en_US
dc.title.alternative Mesofluidic MHD power generation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 813444407 en_US

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