Accession Number:

AD0679790

Title:

DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC FIELD STRENGTH OVER THE LENGTH OF A LONGITUDINALLY VENTILATED ARC IN A d-c PLASMATRON,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1968-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The article presents, interprets, and evaluates the results of an experimental study of the distribution of electric field strength in an arc ventilated by longitudinal-turbulent air and created in a direct current plasmatron. Quartz-enclosed tungsten wire probes were inserted at distances of 40 mm along the length of the arc and were connected to a cathode ray oscillograph. The family of U-shaped curves E, I obtained by the authors of the present work and by others using different methods is offered as testimony of a certain regularity in the process. The experiment pointed up numerous deficiencies entailed by using a gas flow to keep the arc from touching the walls of the generator. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE