Accession Number:

AD0679817

Title:

DISTRIBUTION OF POTENTIAL OVER THE ARC OF A VORTEX-TYPE PLASMATRON,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1968-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The voltage-current characteristics of a plasma arc of variable length a were investigated experimentally under stable-arc operation conditions. The arc was vortex-stabilized and the flow-turbulent. A special flow chamber was added to the generator to control the arc pressure independently of the arc length. Both the cathode and the anode were made of water-cooled copper, and the working gas was air.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE