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International Journal of Mechanical Systems Engineering Volume 1 (2015), Article ID 1:IJMSE-101, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2455-7412/2015/101
Research Article
Thermodynamic Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle

Mamdouh El Haj Assad

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Australian College of Kuwait, Safat-13015, Kuwait
Dr. Mamdouh El Haj Assad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Australian College of Kuwait, Safat-13015, Kuwait; E-mail: m.assad@ack.edu.kw
01 February 2015; 10 April 2015; 12 April 2015
El Haj Assad M (2015) Thermodynamic Analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic Power Cycle. Int J Mech Syst Eng 1: 101. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15344/2455-7412/2015/101

Abstract

A theoretical model to analyse the performance characteristics of a magnetohydrodynamic generator (MHD) power plant is presented in this work. The internal irreversibilities as well as the external irreversibilities are taken into account in the analysis. General expressions for the power and efficiency are obtained when the MHD generator is operating at constant velocit condition. The results of the power output and the thermal efficiency of the MHD power plant are shown graphically.