Experimental study on the effects of AC electric fields on flame spreading over polyethylene-insulated electric-wire

Young Kyu Jin, Minkuk Kim, Jeong Park, Suk Ho Chung, Tae Hyung Kim, Jongho Park

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Abstract

In this present study, we experimentally investigated the effects of electric fields on the characteristics of flames spreading over electric-wires with AC fields. The dependence of the rate at which a flame spreads over polyethylene-insulated wires on the frequency and amplitude of the applied AC electric field was examined. The spreading of the flame can be categorized into linear spreading and non-linearly accelerated spreading of flame. This categorization is based on the axial distribution of the field strength of the applied electric field. The rate at which the flame spreads is highly dependent on the inclined direction of the wire fire. It could be possible to explain the spreading of the flame on the basis of thermal balance. © 2010 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1015-1025
Number of pages11
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers B
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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