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Electromagnetic Torques and Forces Due to Misalignment Effects and Eddy Currents in the Homopolar Generator Power Supply for the Texas Experimental Tokamak
Asymmetries in the applied magnetic field due to manufacturing tolerances and rotor-stator misalignments can cause significant forces and moments in a homopolar generator. Parasitic eddy-currents in the rotor, brushes and ...
Operating Modes for Compulsator Based Electromagnetic Launcher Systems
The compensated pulsed alternator (compulsator) is a versatile power supply capable of interfacing with the electromagnetic launcher in various ways. The method that has been explored at length with several systems is the ...
Poloidal Field Power Supply Ignition Requirements for INESCO PHIBEX Tokamaks by Computer Based Circuit Analysis
The PHIBEX (Physics Ignition and Burn Experiment) tokamaks are small (R-0.57 m, a-0.22 m), inexpensive, modular, high field, OH and D-T alpha heated machines designed to demonstrate ignition and thermonuclear burn. Ohmic ...
The Design, Assembly, and Testing of a Desk Model Compensated Pulsed Alternator
The Center for Electromechanics (CEM) at The University of Texas is currently involved in the design, fabrication, and testing of a prototype compensated pulsed alternator (compulsator). This machine, a new concept in ...
The Design, Assembly, and Testing of an Active Rotary Flux Compressor
A 20-cm diameter rotor active rotary flux compressor has been fabricated at the Center for Electromechanics, the University of Texas at Austin, (CEM-UT) to verify the predicted advantages of fully laminated ferromagnetic ...
Testing and Analysis of a Fast Discharge Homopolar Machine (FDX)
The Fast Discharge Experiment (FDX) is a 0.36 MJ, 200 V homopolar machine designed to discharge in one millisecond. This experiment is intended to establish the fundamental limitations involved in extracting energy in the ...
One Millisecond Discharge Time Homopolar Machine (FDX)
All information now available concerning fast discharge homopolar machines is only theoretical. No such machine has ever been built and existing electrical machines do not approach the extremely severe conditions required ...
Design and Testing of a Laminated Frame Railgun
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has successfully tested a new, lightweight, laminated steel railgun structure. The laminated structure reduced the launcher's weight by greater ...
Distributed Energy Store Railguns
High Current Transmission and Switching System for a Prototype, 20 Tesla, Toroidal Magnet
The Ignition Technology Demonstration (ITD) is a 0.06 scale prototype toroidal field magnet of the proposed full-scale IGNITEX (Ignition Experiment) tokamak. The goal of ITD is to achieve an on-axis magnetic confinement ...