The energy balance for a high current argon arc

R. C. Eberhart, R. A. Seban

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Abstract

An experimental investigation of the energy transfers to the anode, to the cathode and to the surroundings by radiation has been made for a direct current free arc in argon, for arc lengths from 0.63 to 2.54 cm and currents from 250 to 1100 A. A split anode arrangement enabled the deduction of the radial distribution of the energy flux and the current density and the maxima of these fluxes are considered in terms of their relation to arc length and to current. The convection heat transfer at the arc centerline is appraised more approximately in terms of a postulated voltage fall at the anode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume9
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1966

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Argon
Energy balance
high current
Anodes
arcs
argon
anodes
Fluxes
Heat convection
Energy transfer
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deduction
Cathodes
Current density
radial distribution
Radiation
convection
cathodes
direct current
heat transfer

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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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The energy balance for a high current argon arc. / Eberhart, R. C.; Seban, R. A.

In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 9, No. 9, 09.1966.

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