Design considerations for flux-trapping helical flux compression generators energized by capacitive discharge

A. Young, A. Neuber, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

An investigation aimed at optimizing the integration between a capacitor based prime power source and flux-trapping helical flux compression generator (FT-HFCG) is presented. An FT-HFCG simulation code, previously benchmarked with single and multi-pitch generators, was employed to study the kilo-joule class explosive system for this purpose. The details of this effort, which include the optimization of the field coil and stator coupling, as well as an examination of the effect of field coil parameters on the system performance, will be described in this document. For the simulated parameter space, the choice of field coil configuration caused the system energy gain to vary by 300%, and the optimum field coil configuration was found to be a single Litz wire conductor that had an axial length which was approximately 60% of the stator axial length.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Pages527-531
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period06/19/1106/23/11

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    Young, A., Neuber, A., & Kristiansen, M. (2011). Design considerations for flux-trapping helical flux compression generators energized by capacitive discharge. In IEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011: The 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (pp. 527-531). [6191479] (Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2011.6191479