Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 48, Number 1, October 2009
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||24 July 2009|
Arc root interaction with the electrode: a comparative study of 1D-2D axi symmetric simulations
Blaise Pascal University, Physique 5,
24 av. des Landais, 63177 Aubière Cedex, France
Corresponding author: Andre.Lefort@univ-bpclermont.fr
Revised: 10 February 2009
Accepted: 13 May 2009
Published online: 24 July 2009
Two simulation methods of the energy transmitted by the arc roots to the electrode material are described and their results are compared together and with these found by other authors. About a copper electrode the time phase evolutions are given when a constant energy flux is applied to the contact surface. The obtained results are better for vacuum and small current. The cathode and anode result discussions lead to propositions to improve arc root models.
PACS: 52.40.Hf – Plasma-material interactions; boundary layer effects
© EDP Sciences, 2009
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