A Computer Program for the Calculation of Electrode Mass Loss under Electric Arc Conditions


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.7   pp.1369-1376
Publication Date: 2007/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.7.1369
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Development of Electromechanical Devices (Selected Papers from ICEC2006))
Category: Arc Discharge & Related Phenomena
contact erosion,  software,  

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The paper presents a computer program for the calculation of contact mass loss in the case of evaporation, ablation and melting. It makes use of theoretical mathematical equations previously published by a lot of researchers. For the purposes of the program, an expert system algorithm was designed. The paper presents results obtained by means of the proposed program for silver, tungsten and copper.