Abstract

The experimental validation of a new theoretical model of Paschen’s law was developed. In order to do so, a supersonic wind tunnel apparatus was designed and fabricated to voltage discharge between two electrodes at different pressures and distances. This was possible using interchangeable nozzle and test sections. The wind tunnel included the implementation of an automated recording of current and voltage data via a LabVIEW™ program collected relevant data, which once analyzed, was used to support the revised Paschen Law developed by Dr.Houge et.al. Results showed that the modified Paschen’s law is consistent with experimental results.

Thesis Completion

2020

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Kareem, Ahmed

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2020

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