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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. ...
Fundamental Limitations and Design Considerations for Compensated Pulsed Alternators
Since the beginning of a project intended to demonstrate the feasibility of using a compensated pulsed alternator (compulsator) as a power supply for NOVA and other solid state laser systems, a great deal of interest has ...
Homopolar Motor-Generator for Inexpensive Inertial Energy Storage
During the last six months, the Energy Storage Group has completed the assembly of the five megajoule homopolar motorgenerator and begun an extensive testing and evaluation program on the unit. The study of the fundamental ...
Fundamental limitations and topological considerations for fast discharge homopolar machines
Fusion research experiments require high energy short duration pulses. A homopolar machine, as an inertial energy storage system, offers an attractive source of energy meeting these requirements. The Energy Storage Group ...
Inertial Energy Storage Research at The University of Texas at Austin
During the past few years the Energy Storage Group at the University of Texas has been doing research on the design, theory, and application of homopolar machines. Two machines (0.5 MJ and 5.0 MJ} have been built and a ...
Adaptive Mesh Refinements in Magnetic Field Calculation
A method for determining regions of a finite element method to be refined is presented. The calculation of the residual in the governing differential equation for each element is used as a criterion. Numerical examples are given.
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