“This report presents the design, construction, and evaluation of a vortex stabilized arc plasma generation facility operating on argon.
The facility consisted of five basic systems; the plasma genera- tor, the electrical power system, the argon flow system, the cooling system, and instrumentation.
The facility was designed to meet four general requirements; stable arc operation, low electrode deterioration, low cost of construction, and provisions for determination of the operating characteristics and thermal properties of the plasma.
Experimental results obtained in the laboratory agreed well with the design conditions. The rate of energy dissipated in the electric arc varied from 7. 8 to 17. 3 kilowatts. The calculated stagnation temperature of the plasma varied from 9,000 to 16,000 degrees Rankine, with corresponding enthalpies of 1,110 to 2,120 Btu per pound. Flow rates from 5. 61 to 25. 30 pounds per hour were used”--Abstract, page ii.
Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Scofield, Gordon L., 1925-1986
Joiner, James W., 1931-2013
Wolf, Robert V., 1929-1999
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vi, 38 pages
© 1964 Ronald Ray Williams, All rights reserved.
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Williams, Ronald Ray, "The design, construction, and evaluation of a vortex stabilized plasma generator" (1964). Masters Theses. 5610.