Electrical Characteristics Investigation of Transient Plasma Ignition


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A pseudo-spark based high repetition pulse generator is used, and a rapid charger (3μF) is used for repetitive discharge, and the frequency of typical discharge is 10 kHz. The pulse generator can provide pulse with duration of 1~2μs, which can be generated at 10~100 kHz maximum repetition rate in burst mode, with amplitudes up to 140 kV and 7 J of energy per ignition pulse. This paper studies the changing laws of voltage and current in TPI under different electrodes and discharge voltages. The result indicates that the use of screw thread electrode can increase the discharge times of TPI, reduce applied voltage without reducing the peak burst power. With the same time, TPI can raise the pulse energy and reduce pulse time by increasing voltage.



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Wu Fan




Y. D. Lan and L. M. He, "Electrical Characteristics Investigation of Transient Plasma Ignition", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 503-507, 2012

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October 2011




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