Title

Multidisciplinary University Research Program on Explosive Flux Compression

Abstract

A 5-year DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program devoted to the paper title was initiated on May 1, 1998. The program involves 3 universities with TTU as the lead university. The main responsibility of TTU is flux compression generator diagnostics, the power conditioning systems, and the metallurgical investigation. The actual explosive tests are done at the UMR and TAM University is investigating the conductivity of shocked gases, such as SF6, under high Mach numbers. Internationally known consultants are employed to aid in metallurgical analysis and computer simulations. Foreign cooperation has been established with Loughborough University in the UK. This paper describes the basic research program aimed at understanding flux compression generator losses and improving the power conditioning system.

Meeting Name

12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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