Characterization of the Plasma Shape of the TIG Welding Arc

Bernáth, Andrea and Marton, Hilda and Dobránszky, János (2006) Characterization of the Plasma Shape of the TIG Welding Arc. In: 3rd International Conference on Thermal Process Modelling and Simulation: IFHTSE 2006, 2006.04.26-2006.04.28., Budapest, Hungary.


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Tungsten electrodes were prepared to analyse the plasma geometry at TIG welding. The investigated electrodes were La02, Th02 alloyed. Tip flatted electrodes were grinded as well. The shape of plasma were analysed for 36 different electrodes. Analysing of digital pictures, the plasma geometry were measured. Whole and brightest plasma area was checked as well. Measured values were represented as a function of taper angles. Main conclusion is that the maximum of the diagrams, which characterise the effect of taper angle for sharpened electrodes, were at taper angle of 20-30°. The properties of the red and the black electrodes are running collaterally. Despite of them the characteristics of the gold electrode shift to higher taper angles causing by the high La02 content of the electrode. There was no clear correlation between the electrode taper angle and the shape characteristics of plasma for the electrodes, which were prepared with a flat tip.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy / bányászat, kohászat, fémipar
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 11:21
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 11:21

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