A Numerical Simulation for Temperature Field of Plasma Arc Cutting Ceramics
To solve the difficult problem of selecting processing parameters of plasma arc cutting ceramic (PACC), the heat conduction model of PACC has been established and the calculating formulations of temperature field have been derived. Then, the distributions and influence factors, such as arc power, cutting speed and workpiece thickness, of temperature field of the ceramic plate and the anode plate have been studied. Based on the work above, the required arc power can be calculated. Moreover, the relation between thickness of ceramic plate and anode plate can be determined, which provides a helpful reference for selecting the thickness of additional anode plate.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
W. J. Xu et al., "A Numerical Simulation for Temperature Field of Plasma Arc Cutting Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1811-1814, 2005