Arcs moving due to Lorentz forces in gases in the range from normal to high pressure are used in several technical applications. A time-dependent 3D simulation solving the MHD (Magneto-hydrodynamic) equation system is applied here to study the behavior of a moving high-pressure arc in more detail. As examples, arcs in dry air and in SF6 gas rotating in a… (More)

2007 IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma…

2007

Summary form only given. Arcs moving due to Lorentz forces in gases in the range from normal to high pressure are used in several technical applications. A time-dependent 3D simulation solving the MHD equation system is applied here to study the behavior of a moving high-pressure arc in more detail. As an example, an arc in SF<sub>6</sub> gas at 3 bar… (More)