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Investigation of spark gaps subjected to altitude and air velocity conditions

Description: Report presenting a study of the effects of air velocity on the energy and power of the spark in a constant ignition source and the duration of the spark discharge in the spark gap for various conditions of electrode spacing, electrode diameter, air temperature, and pressure. Energy and average power increased with pressure, velocity, and electrode spacing and electrode diameter and air temperature had negligible effect.
Date: November 24, 1948
Creator: Swett, Clyde C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark ignition of flowing gases

Description: Research conducted at the NACA Lewis Laboratory on ignition of flowing gases by means of long-duration discharges is summarized and analyzed. Data showing the effect of a flowing combustible mixture on the physical and electrical characteristics of spark discharges and data showing the effects of variables on the spark energy required for ignition that has been developed to predict the effect of many of the gas-stream and spark variables is described and applied to a limited amount of experimental data.
Date: June 20, 1956
Creator: Swett, Clyde C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Ignition Sparks

Description: "The effectiveness of ignition sparks was determined by measuring the volume (or mass) of hydrogen and of oxygen which combines at low pressures. The sparks were generated by a magneto and an ignition spark coil. It was found that with constant energy the amount of reaction increases as the capacitance component of the spark increases" (p. 575).
Date: April 1930
Creator: Peters, Melville F.; Summerville, Wayne L. & Davis, Merlin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat energy of various ignition sparks

Description: From Resume: "This report describes a method developed at the Bureau of Standards for measuring the total energy liberated as heat in a spark gap by an ignition system. Since this heat energy is obtained from the electromagnetic energy stored in the windings of the magneto or coil, it is a measure of the effectiveness of the device as an electric generator." Part 2 gives the results of measurements in absolute units of the total heat supplied to a spark gap by ignition systems of different types operating at various speeds, under conditions substantially equivalent to those in the cylinder of a high-compression aviation engine.
Date: 1920
Creator: Silsbee, F. B.; Loeb, L. B. & Fonseca, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department