Accession Number:

AD0754022

Title:

Stable Configuration of Electric Arcs in Transverse Magnetic Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Deviations from rotational symmetry of arc columns exposed to transverse magnetic fields cause convection and a momentum transport between the column and its surrounding gas. As a consequence, the arc moves and changes its geometry until it reaches a stable configuration. Based on the momentum transport equation, the arc behavior is discussed under various operating conditions, and stable arc configurations are determined. In particular, the stability-criteria of a balanced arc column in a transverse gas flow and magnetic field is derived. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE