Scientia Iranica, 19(3):836-840, Elsevier B.V., 2012. Paper Website abstract bibtex
Many experimental and numerical studies were devoted to Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) in air, but no mathematical models were proposed, either for current or for power. As they depend on several parameters, it is difficult to find a formula that considers many factors. The aim of this paper is first to make a brief comparison between surface and volume DBD, and second to model the current and power of a DBD in a "multipoints-plane" electrode system, using the methodology of experimental design. Three factors were considered: inter-electrode distance, distance between adjacent points, and thickness of the glass dielectric barrier. A double Composite Centred Faces experimental design (CCF) was carried out. The obtained results made it possible to propose mathematical models and, therefore to study interactions between various factors. ?? 2012 Sharif University of Technology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.