Accession Number : AD0673368
Title : A STUDY OF INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ELECTRIC ARCS AND GAS FLOWS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 65-Apr 67,
Corporate Author : ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Marlotte,G. L. ; Cann,G. L. ; Harder,R. L.
Report Date : MAR 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 145
Abstract : The report covers experimental and theoretical investigations of the interactions between an arc and a gas flow in a constrictor. The effects of vortex injections were analyzed and measured. Stability criteria were developed for the radiation dominated arc. Several distinct modes of operation were observed, and their operating characteristics were tentatively determined. The introduction of gas dynamic and/or magnetohydrodynamic turbulence to reduce radiation was identified as an important ingredient in high enthalpy heaters. An analysis of the radiation dominated arc correlates the nitrogen data well. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ARC HEATERS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), WIND TUNNELS, ENTHALPY, ELECTRIC ARCS, INTERACTIONS, STABILITY, STANDARDS, GAS FLOW
Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE