Accession Number:

AD0671503

Title:

SURVEY OF EFFECT OF SURFACE PROPERTIES ON ANODE EROSION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Anode erosion is a serious problem in high power electric arcs and appears to be due primarily to intense local heating. Three means are considered for amelioration improved heat transfer from the anode spot, broadening of the anode spot decreased power density, and reduction of total anode power dissipation. Low work function patches may create preferred arc attachment points. Surface composition, structure, and preparation can have major influence, and means are discussed for tailoring anode surface properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE