Arc jets blown by outgassing polymers in air
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications GD2014, GD2014 , 2014, 1-4 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper describes experimental results about the behaviour of arc jets transversely blown in the presence of outgassing polymers (POM –CH2O– or PMMA –C5H8O2–). The arc jets are ignited in air between copper electrodes under a 2 kA, 50 Hz AC current. High speed photography and optical emission spectroscopy are used to study the mechanism leading to the increase of the arc voltage when polymers are used instead of non-ablating materials (e.g. quartz). It is found that the transversal blowing flow caused by the injection of ablation vapours have a weak effect on the arc voltage build-up. Instead, the chemical changes in the plasma environment appear to better explain the observed increase in the arc voltage when polymers are used.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
GD2014 , 2014. 1-4 p.
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166283OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166283DiVA: diva2:810345
20th International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications GD2014, Orleans, France, July 6-11, 2014
QC 201506032015-05-072015-05-072015-06-03Bibliographically approved