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Magnetic suppression of arc blowout in a model arc furnace

Bellan, Paul M. and Higley, Jay W. (1992) Magnetic suppression of arc blowout in a model arc furnace. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 20 (6). pp. 1026-1035. ISSN 0093-3813. doi:10.1109/27.199568.

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The two most likely causes of electromagnetic instability in electric furnace arcs are shown to be the kink and the fire-hose instabilities. Stabilization by an externally imposed axially magnetic field is analyzed, and experimental results are presented demonstrating stabilization of a small, pulsed test arc by this method.

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Additional Information:© 1992 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received February 18, 1992; revised June 16, 1992. This work was supported by NSF Grant ECS-8814184 and by a Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to the second author [J.W.H.]. The authors would like to thank B. Bangerter for his assistance in constructing the pulsed arc, F. Cosso for assistance with the pulsed electronics, M. Chamness for assistance with construction of the low-resolution video camera, T. Ochs of the US. Bureau of Mines for lending fiber optic isolation transceivers used for monitoring arc parameters, J. Gregoire of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for lending the high-speed video camera and crew, and R. Kasper for providing very helpful information on the Badische Stahlwerke experiment.
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Subject Keywords:arc furnaces; electric arcs; plasma instability; plasma magnetohydrodynamics
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