Accession Number : AD0708173

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE HIGH PRESSURE ELECTRODELESS ARC IN AIR II.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Dec 69,

Corporate Author : PHILCO-FORD CORP NEWPORT BEACH CALIF AERONUTRONIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hollister,Donald D.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The Elenbaas-Heller energy equation is enhanced by a radiation term and combined with the electromagnetic equations to form a set which is descriptive of the high frequency induced discharge and amenable to numerical integration. An existence condition, which is theoretically derived from considerations of the minumum entropy state of the discharge, is found necessary to un-mix boundary conditions and enable finding the unique solution for stated conditions of discharge pressure, and magnitude and frequency of the induction field. This solution is found by an iterative process. The fundamental importance of radiative transport is discussed in connection with the existence condition and with the choice of the radiation model employed in this study, and an appraisal is given of the limits of the present theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS DISCHARGES, AIR), INDUCTANCE, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ITERATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ENTROPY, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, FREQUENCY, ELECTRODES, ENTHALPY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE