J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 7, August 2002
Page(s) 259 - 264

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr7-259
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020292

Experimental investigation of the overpressure generated by a low energy plasma igniter

J. Caillard1, C. de Izarra2, L. Brunet1, Ph. Gillard3 and O. Vallée2

1  GIAT Industries, 7 route de Guerry, 18023 Bourges cedex, France
2  LASEP, Université d'Orléans, rue G. Berger, BP. 4043, 18028 Bourges cedex, France
3  LEES - IUT de Bourges, 63 avenue de Lattre de Tassigny, 18020 Bourges cedex, France

This paper presents the experimental investigation of the overpressure created by a low energy plasma igniter. After a short presentation of the plasma igniter design, we rapidly recall the results obtained by employing time resolved spectroscopy. Measurements consist in the determination of the flight time of the overpressure generated by the plasma igniter. Experimental data processing is performed by considering the Sedov-Taylor.

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