Mathematical Modeling of a Plasma Jet Impinging on a Flat Structure

R. BolotM. Imbert

Abstract

A mathematical model of the impingement of a plasma jet on a flat structure is proposed. This model can be used to predict temperature and velocity fields in the jet and in the near substrate region, but also to estimate thermal exchanges at the surface of this substrate. Different options were tested concerning the modeling of the near wall region and results indicate that a boundary layer calculation is necessary to predict the energy flux transferred to the substrate with a good accuracy. Nevertheless, the influence of the presence of the substrate on temperature and velocity fields was found to be important only in the near substrate region, indicating that the flow fields calculated from free jet modeling are accurate over the major part of the domain.

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