The Effect of Radiation on the Spatial Distribution of the Temperature of Subsonic Flows of Induction Plasma
Authors: Bykova, N. G.; Vasilevskii, S. A.; Kolesnikov, A. F.
Source: High Temperature, Volume 42, Number 1, January 2004 , pp. 12-19(8)
Abstract:Results are given of measurements of the temperature characteristics of subsonic flows of air and oxygen plasma, generated by a VGU-4 100-kW induction plasmatron developed at IPM RAN (Institute of Problems of Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences). The values of absolute intensity of spectral lines of oxygen and nitrogen atoms are used to measure the average (over the plasma jet diameter) temperature of atomic level populations (hereinafter referred to as atomic temperature) as a function of the parameters of the mode of generation, namely, the gas pressure in the range from 25 to 200 GPa and the power of anode supply within 29–72 kW. The distributions of the atomic temperature of plasma (Ta) along the jet are obtained for some modes of generation. The radial distributions of the atomic temperature are obtained for some modes of generation of air and oxygen plasma. Their comparison with the temperature profiles obtained by the calculation of flows of equilibrium plasma in a discharge channel reveals a divergence for values of temperature on the flow axis exceeding 8000 K.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117526 Russia
Publication date: 2004-01-01