Modified Voronin models of electric arc with disturbed geometric dimensions and increased energy dissipation

Journal title

Archives of Electrical Engineering




vol. 70


No 1


Sawicki, Antoni : Association of Polish Electrical Engineers (NOT-SEP), Czestochowa Division, Poland



electric arc ; Mayr model ; Cassie model ; Voronin model

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne




Polish Academy of Sciences


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DOI: 10.24425/aee.2021.136054


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