Influence of deposited energy on shock wave induced by underwater pulsed current discharge

Xian Dong Li, Yi Liu, Si Wei Liu, Zhi Yuan Li, Gu Yue Zhou, Hua Li, Fu Chang Lin, Yuan Pan

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In this paper, an integrated experimental system is established to study the influence of deposited energy on the intensity of the shock wave induced by underwater pulse discharge. Considering the time varying behavior of the arc, the calculation methods of the deposited energy into the plasma channel and the average arc resistance are proposed and presented. The effect of the breakdown process on the deposited energy and the shock wave is analyzed. It can be concluded that the shock wave intensity can be improved by depositing more energy in the first half oscillation period and increasing the arc resistance. It is also found that the energy deposition and the shock wave intensity are significantly influenced by the breakdown time delay and the shape of the initial plasma channel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103104
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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