An Integrated Calculation Method to Predict Arc Behavior

Xingwen LI  Degui CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C   No.8   pp.1228-1229
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.8.1228
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Recent Development of Electromechanical Devices(Selected Papers from IS-EMD2007))
Category: Arc Discharge & Related Phenomena
magnetohydrodynamic model,  magnetic field calculation,  ferromagnetic material,  arc,  

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The precision of magnetic field calculation is crucial to predict the arc behavior using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model. A integrated calculation method is proposed to couple the calculation of magnetic field and fluid dynamics based on the commercial software ANSYS and FLUENT, which especially benefits to take into account the existence of the ferromagnetic parts. An example concerning air arc is presented using the method.