Accession Number : AD0286846

Title :   THE PROFILE OF THE ARC COLUMN

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SCHMITZ,G.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A method is given for calculating the temperature profile of a cylindrically symmetric electric arc when the electrical conductivity Sigma(T), thermal conductivity K(T) and the specific radiation U(T) of the arc gas are known. The method, which involves the approximation of these gas properties by linear functions of temperature over certain temperature ranges, is then applied to a N arc and the results are shown to be in good agreement with experiment. A method for obtaining Sigma(T) and U(T) when the temperature profiles for a series of axis temperatures are known is also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC ARCS, *ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, *NITROGEN, *TEMPERATURE, *THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE