Mathematical models for the analysis of the linear MHD generator channel operation are described. The local phenomena are analyzed through a steady-state two-dimensional model which is based on a description of both the fluid dynamic and the electrodynamic behavior of the plasma. The transients caused by variations of the loading and by faults are studied by means of a time-dependent quasi-one-dimensional model.
Multidimensional models for the analysis of linear MHD generator plasma flows / C. A., Borghi; Massarini, Antonio; G., Mazzanti. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE. - ISSN 0093-3813. - STAMPA. - 20(4):(1992), pp. 473-476. [10.1109/27.256777]