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Effect of the deviation of the current density profile center on the three-dimensional non-transferred arc plasma torch

Guo, Z, Yin, S, Qian, Z, Liao, H and Gu, S (2015) Effect of the deviation of the current density profile center on the three-dimensional non-transferred arc plasma torch Computers & Fluids, 114 (2 July). pp. 163-171.

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Abstract

In this study, the three-dimensional steady-state non-transferred plasma arc was investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with user defined functions (UDFs). A two-equation current density profile was developed to simulate the complex plasma flow inside the torch. The effect of the deviation distance (distance between the cathode tip center and the current density profile center) on the plasma flow features was systematically investigated for the first time. It is found that the temperature and velocity inside the plasma column reduce as the deviation distance increases, but the temperature near the arc-root attachment shows an increasing trend. Besides, it is also found that the arc length decreases with increasing the deviation distance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Chemical and Process Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Guo, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yin, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Qian, ZUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Liao, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gu, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 12 March 2015
Funders : EU FP7
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.03.003
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Non-transferred arc, Plasma torch, Current density profile, Arc-root attachment, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Jun 2016 07:31
Last Modified : 21 Jun 2016 07:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810782

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