Chapter 5. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Thermal Plasmas (RF and Transferred Arc) for the Design of Sources and Industrial Processes

  1. Prof. Riccardo d'Agostino4,
  2. Prof. Pietro Favia4,
  3. Prof. Yoshinobu Kawai5,
  4. Prof. Hideo Ikegami6,
  5. Prof. Noriyoshi Sato7 and
  6. Prof. Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari8
  1. V. Colombo1,
  2. E. Ghedini1,
  3. A. Mentrelli2 and
  4. T. Trombetti3

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch5

Advanced Plasma Technology

Advanced Plasma Technology

How to Cite

Colombo, V., Ghedini, E., Mentrelli, A. and Trombetti, T. (2007) Three-Dimensional Modeling of Thermal Plasmas (RF and Transferred Arc) for the Design of Sources and Industrial Processes, in Advanced Plasma Technology (eds R. d'Agostino, P. Favia, Y. Kawai, H. Ikegami, N. Sato and F. Arefi-Khonsari), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622184.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy

  2. 5

    Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Engineering Sciences, Kasugakoen 6-1, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

  3. 6

    National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan

  4. 7

    Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Kadan 4-17-113, Sendai 980-0815, Japan

  5. 8

    Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés, Plasma et Traitements de Surface, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, ENSCP, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical Engineering (DIEM) and Research Center for Applied Mathematics (CIRAM), University of Bologna, Via Saragozza 8, 40123 Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    Research Center for Applied Mathematics (CIRAM), University of Bologna, Via Saragozza 8, 40123 Bologna, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Mechanical Engineering (DIEM), University of Bologna, Via Saragozza 8, 40123 Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527405916

Online ISBN: 9783527622184

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Keywords:

  • thermal plasmas;
  • modeling;
  • industrial processes;
  • inductively coupled plasma torches;
  • transferred arc plasma torches

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Torches

    • Modeling Approach

      • Modeling Assumptions

      • Governing Equations of the Continuum Phase

      • Governing Equations of the Discrete Phase

      • Computational Domain and Boundary Conditions

    • Selected Simulation Results

      • High-Definition Numerical Simulation of Industrial ICPTs

      • Numerical Simulation of the Trajectories and Thermal Histories of Powders Injected in Industrial ICPTs

  • DC Transferred Arc Plasma Torches

    • Modeling Approach

      • Modeling Assumptions

      • Governing Equations

      • Computational Domain and Boundary Conditions

    • Selected Simulation Results

      • Magnetically Deflected Transferred Arc

      • The Twin Torch

      • The Cutting Torch