Abstract

The present study is conducted to clarify the magnetic control characteristics of a particle-laden plasma jet impinging on a substrate for the improvement of a low pressure plasma spraying process and its controllable optimization. The plasma jet is described by Eulerian approach and each injected particle is described by Lagrangian approach respectively taking into account the compressible effect, variable transport properties and plasma-particle interactions, coupled with the Maxwell's equations. The effects of the location of the applied radio-frequency electromagnetic field, and of the injected particle size on the particle trajectory, particle velocity and its phase change are clarified by numerical simulation. It is concluded that the particle trajectory is influenced effectively and the injected particle temperature can be controlled strongly by applying the radio-frequency electromagnetic field to the nozzle. The reasonable agreement of particle velocity between calculation and experiment is observed.

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