Physics, mathematics, and technology

2014 Issue №4

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Thermal calculation of the anode of the stationary plasma engine



The paper includes the thermal calculation of the anode gas distributor in Stationary Plasma Thruster (SPT) discharge system made with SolidWorks Software, that allows to determine with sufficient accuracy the model’s sensibility vs. variation of the different parameters. The calculation can define the minimum area of fusion penetration between anode’s components during braising in order to obtain the thermal picture of the item design.


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