1995 Volume 115 Issue 9 Pages 1104-1109
The performance of non-equilibrium MHD disk generator with segmented loads is examined with γ-θ two dimensional numerical simulations. The use of segmented loads is found to improve the generator performance when a low electron temperature plasma is introduced to the channel. The simulation results reveal the desired values of load resistances connected in upstream and downstream regions, respectively. The concept of the segmented loads is considered to be superior to rearranging seed fractions and load resistances.