Numerical simulation of thermal and flow characteristics inside a rod type cathode (RTC) plasma torch

K. Sundaravadivelu, H. W. Ng, J. C. Chai, S. C M Yu, Y. C. Lam

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A mathematical modeling of argon thermal plasma flows inside a rod type cathode (RTC) plasma torch based on electromagnetic principle is presented. Numerical investigations on the model are carried out for a better understanding of its output characteristics in terms of the plasma velocity, temperature, mass fraction and electro-magnetic field calculations. A direct comparison of the present numerical results with a reported experimental data is made and found to be in fair agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 3
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2003) - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 200323 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference


Conference2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2003)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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