|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy
||Numerical Study of the Fluid Flow and Temperature Distribution in DC Non-transferred Arc Thermal Plasma Reactor
||Yudong Li, Ramana Reddy
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A Numerical model was developed to simulate a thermal plasma reactor for material synthesis process. In this work, detailed design of the DC arc torch was approximated by defining the temperature and velocity profile of the argon gas at nozzle exit. The turbulence of plasma jet as well as coupled heat transfer phenomenon in the reactor were taken into account in this model to better predict the gas flow and temperature distribution. The temperature profile obtained from this model showed a great agreement with the experimental measurements. The influence of plasma torch input power as well as the plasma gas flux on the temperature distribution were studied using this model. The mechanism of ultrafine composites (including TiC-Al, TiC-Fe, TiN-Fe composites) synthesizing process was proposed based on the calculated temperature profile and velocity distribution.
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