Novel explosive and conventional pulsed-power technologies were combined, and a series of explosive-driven high-voltage power supplies was designed, built, and tested. The power supply contained an explosive-driven high-voltage primary power source based on the fundamental physical effect of shockwave demagnetization of Nd2 Fe14B high-energy ferromagnet and a power-conditioning stage. The volume of the energy-carrying ferromagnetic elements in the shockwave ferromagnetic generators (FMGs) was 8.75 cm3. The power-conditioning stage was based on the spiral vector inversion generator (VIG). The combined FMG-VIG system demonstrated successful operation and good performance. The output-voltage pulse amplitude of the combined FMG-VIG system exceeded 40 kV, with a rise time of 6.2 ns. The methodology was developed for digital simulation of the operation of completely explosive FMG-VIG system. Experimental results obtained are in a good agreement with the results of digital calculations performed.


Mining Engineering

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Direct energy conversion; Explosive pulsed power; Hard ferromagnets; Shockwave demagnetization

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01 Jan 2006