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Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 1997

ISBN:
1-56700-093-2 (Print)

MODELLING OF INDUSTRIAL AC ARCS

Hilde Loken Larsen
Department of Metallurgy, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway

Jon Arne Bakken
NTNU, SINTEF Metallurgi Alfred Getz vei 2B N67034 ; and Department of Materials Technology and Electrochemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Abstract

A simple Channel Arc Model and a more sophisticated Magnetofluiddynamic Model have been developed to simulate high-current AC arcs with emphasis on the arc as a non-linear circuit element and as a heat source for the industrial process.