Masters Theses

Abstract

"The interim thesis deals with the determination of the temperature distribution of a plasma jet operating on argon. It is the purpose of this thesis to present in detail the experimental process used and make a correlation of the experimental and theoretical results.

A copper enclosure was placed around the protruding flame, and the embedded thermocouple readings were taken and recorded. A stagnation temperature probe was inserted in the enclosure and moved both axially and transversely toward the flame taking readings at each pre-chosen interval. The exit temperature of the jet was obtained from a total energy balance.

From the embedded thermocouple readings a temperature distribution was plotted, and it was observed that the principal mode of heat transfer in the jet portion of the enclosure was radiation. With this information an energy balance was performed from which the estimated temperature distribution of the ionized gas was substantiated within 12.5%. This deviation is based on energy considerations"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Rhea, L. G.

Committee Member(s)

Wolf, Robert V., 1929-1999
Oetting, R. B.
Garver, August J., 1929-

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vi, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 37).

Rights

© 1965 G. Douglas Schellman, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plasma generators
Vortex generators
Jets -- Fluid dynamics
Argon

Thesis Number

T 1812

Print OCLC #

5971533

Electronic OCLC #

903901861

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