Accession Number:

AD0876318

Title:

Development of a Magnetic Annular Arc Operating near Atmospheric Pressure

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Two steady-state, high-pressure magnetic annular arc MAARC devices are compared experimentally to determine the potential OF A MAARC as an ablation facility heat source. Data are presented verifying theory of operation in two modes, one subsonic and the other apparently supersonic. A comparison is made of projected MAARC devices and currently operating conventional high-pressure arc heaters for use as heat sources for high-shear ablation facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE