Accession Number : AD0282890

Title :   THE PERFORMANCE AND TEMPERATURE OF A GASEOUS NITROGEN STABILIZED ARC PLASMA GENERATOR

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AIR FORCE STATION TENN

Personal Author(s) : BREWER,L.E. ; MCGREGOR,W.K. ; DOOLEY,M.T.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A direct-current, arc-excited plasma generator, is described. The operating characteristics (voltage vs current, power vs increase in enthalpy, and efficiency) are discussed. For this generator, applied power ranged from 10 to 40 kw which changed the gas enthalpy by as much as 1100 kcal/kg up to 2300 kcal/kg. A spectrometric temperature measuring method is presented, and the plasma stream temperature profile as determined by the method is given. Nitrogen was used exclusively as a working fluid. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC ARCS, *NITROGEN, *PLASMA JETS, *SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE