Accession Number:

AD0466353

Title:

ELECTRODE HEAT TRANSFER IN THE ROTATED ARC.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the problem of electrode cooling in plasma arcs. An approximation to the actual case of an electrode heated by a rotating arc column is obtained from the solution of the one-dimensional, periodic heating and cooling of a flat plate. The heating period of this plate is equal to the arc spot width divided by the linear arc velocity, and its cooling period is equal to the remaining electrode perimeter divided by the linear arc velocity. This approach allows an estimation of the practical limit of the arc current density as fixed by arc rotation rate and electrode perimeter. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE