Characterisation of pulsed discharge in water

Marek Kocik, Miroslaw Dors, Janusz Podlinski, Jerzy Mizeraczyk, Seiji Kanazawa, Ryuta Ichiki, Takehiko Sato

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In this paper, Schlieren photography technique has been applied for the visualization of the pressure field of a single-shot underwater pulsed discharge. A needle-to-plane electrode configuration submerged in distilled water was used. The detailed time- and space-resolved images of both streamers and pressure waves were captured. As a result, several phenomena, such as the phase change prior to the initiation of the discharge, primary and secondary streamers propagation, shock wave generation, and the bubble formation, were observed. From these observations, a scenario of multiple events from prebreakdown to post-discharge was proposed. The gas bubbles generated in discharge were used to visualize the electrohydrodynamic flow induced by the discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10801
JournalEPJ Applied Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct


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