Accession Number : AD0765207

Title :   Radiative Transport in Electric Arcs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 71-30 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Devoto,R. S. ; Mukherjee,D.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Equations are developed which govern the behavior of a wall-stabilized electric arc in which heat transfer takes place via conduction and radiation emission and reabsorption within the heated gas. The differential approximation is used to describe the radiative transport. Several numerical schemes are described which were used in an attempt to integrate these equations; none were found to work for all values of the absorption coefficient. A discussion of the development of higher-order differential approximations is also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC ARCS, *HEAT TRANSFER), THERMAL RADIATION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE