Multi-physics modelling of continuing current waveforms

Joanne Campbell, Gasser Abdelal, Yasser Mahmoudi, Brian Falzon

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A numerical approach using the open source software OpenFOAM for the modelling of atmospheric thermal plasma was undertaken. A customised C++ solver based in the finite volume method was developed based on the coupling of Maxwell’s equations to the Navier-Stokes equation for momentum and the heat equation. The solver is capable of modelling three dimensional, stationary, compressible flows and the model proposed replicates the experimental configuration for laboratory testing according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published standards. This work focuses specifically on the current waveform component C, fig. 1, which has an amplitude of 200 A over a 1 s time duration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jul 2019
Event46th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics - University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Duration: 08 Jul 201912 Jul 2019


Conference46th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics


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