Thermal conductivity from power and centre temperature of an arc

D.T.J. ter Horst, H.M. Pflanz

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By means of the energy balance equation for a cyiindrically symmetric arc an expression is derived which shows the thermal conductivity of an arc plasma to be equal to the product of the so-called form factor and the derivative of el. power input with respect to the centre temperature. The form factor is a measure of the radial distribution of the el. conductivity and can vary theoretically between 0.5
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)508-526
JournalZeitschrift für Physik
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1967

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