#### 621.311.61:621.3.014.2 Mathematical modeling of coaxial electrogenerating elements

##### Loshkarev A. I. (Bauman Moscow State Technical University), Oblakova T. V. (Bauman Moscow State Technical University)

###### THERMIONIC CONVERTER, LOW VOLTAGE ELECTROGENERATING ELEMENT, CURRENT-VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTIC, ONE-SIDED/ VERSATILE CURRENT COLLECTION

doi: 10.18698/2309-3684-2015-1-316

The article presents a developed mathematical model of electric describing the coaxial electrogenerating elements (EGE) with isothermal cathode and a variety of ways for current collecting. To analyze their internal state and output parameters in the arc mode we used a two-parameter local linear current-voltage characteristic (CVC). It was shown that in the case of one-sided current collection maximum power of EGE and generated magnetic field asymptotically approach to their maximum values as the length of the electrodes goes into infinity. In the case of versatile current collection maximum values of these parameters can be achieved at the final length of the electrodes. In both methods of the current collection the acceptable value of EGE electrical power loss of 25% due to electrode non-equipotentionality was achieved at their universal critical length. The calculation of which is presented.

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Loshkarev A., Oblakova T. Mathematical modeling of coaxial electrogenerating elements. Маthematical Modeling and Coтputational Methods, 2015, №1 (5), pp. 3-16