Accession Number : AD0679731

Title :   GENERALIZATION OF CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRIC ARC HEATERS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kutateladze,S. S. ; Yasko,O. I.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Low-temperature heaters with turbulent gas stabilization air and nitrogen were used as an example to show the possibility of generalizing the volt-ampere characteristics of electric arc heaters. In this treatment of the problem, the independent parameters are the geometry of the anode and cathode, the geometry of the gas vortex, the intensity of the current passing through the electric arc, the gas flow rate, and the kind of gas. A criterial equation is derived which correlates the volt-ampere characteristics of such heaters. It was found that despite appreciable changes in the parameters, all the data can be represented by a single curve in generalized coordinates. This shows that even the description of such complex phenomenon as an electric arc can in certain cases be carried out with a small number of criteria. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARC HEATERS, *GAS FLOW), TURBULENCE, VORTICES, STABILIZATION, ELECTRIC ARCS, TEMPERATURE, USSR

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE