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Magnetic Field Diffusion in Fast Discharging Homopolar Machines
(Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1977)
The unusually high mechanical and thermal stresses occuring in fast discharging homopolar machines require accurate prediction of high magnetic fields accompanying their operation. Linear methods and ideal configurations ...
Fast Discharge Acyclic Machines
The paper discusses the feasibility of designing and developing fast discharge down to a few milliseconds range acyclic machines as pulse-power for experiments in controlled thermonuclear fusion, such as Reference Theta ...
FDX--A Fast Discharge Homopolar Generator
During the winter of 1973 and spring of 1974 a study was undertaken by the Energy Storage Group* of The University of Texas at Austin to determine the fundamental limitations to the discharge times of homopolar generators. ...
Methods for Producing the Plasma Initiation Pulse in Ohmic Heating Circuits in Tokamak Power Reactors: Resistive Dissipation, Transient Inductive Storage, and Transient Capacitive Storage
The plasma initiation phase occurring at the beginning of the operating cycle of a tokamak has the role of transforming a weakly ionized high resistance gas into a low resistance plasma type discharge. A plasma initiation ...
Circuit and Magnetic Analysis for a System of Faraday Rotator Coils Driven by a Two Spool, Four-Rotor Homopolar Generator
As part of a cost optimization study, a computer based circuit analysis is performed to determine the energy storage requirements a homopolar generator must meet to drive an inductive load of Faraday rotator coils, which ...
Design, Fabrication and Testing 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. All components, including dual brush actuation systems, a room-temperature 2 x 106 A-t pulsed copper coil, ...
The TEXT Energy Storage System
The Testing of Sliding Electrical Contacts for Homopolar Generators
Due to the recent interest in homopolar generators as pulsed power supplies, the need has arisen for pulsed brush data on slip rings at high current levels and high surface velocities. Tests were conducted to examine the ...