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Manuscript Title: Radial radiative flux in cylindrically symmetric arcs.
Authors: P.J. Shayler, M.T.C. Fang
Program title: RADFL
Catalogue identifier: ABUW_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 16(1978)139
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: CDC 7600.
Operating system: SCOPE VARIATION 2.1.
RAM: 20K words
Word size: 60
Peripherals: disc.
Keywords: Plasma physics, Radiation flux, Continuum, Line, Band molecular, Cylindrical symmetry, Nitrogen, Electric arcs, Discharge.
Classification: 19.5, 21.1.

Nature of problem:
In the core of high temperature cylindrical electric arcs a net radiative flux of energy occurs in the outward radial direction. The code described here calculates the radiative flux within a frequency range and at a radial position which are user-specified, taking account of continuum and line radiation and the N2 (Birge-Hopfield no.2) molecular band radiation. The spectral data used is for nitrogen.

The model assumes conditions for LTE are satisfied.

Running time:
A frequency range covering 20-25 absorption coefficient maxima (lines or multiplets) takes about 170 s.