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Title: The search for a 100MA RancheroS magnetic flux compression generator

Abstract

The Eulerian AMR rad-hydro-MHD code Roxane was used to investigate modifications to existing designs of the new RancheroS class of Magnetic Flux Compression Generators (FCGs) which might allow some members of this FCG family to exceed 100 MA driving a 10 nH static load. This report details the results of that study and proposes a specific generator modification which seems to satisfy both the peak current and desired risetime for the current pulse into the load. The details of the study and necessary modifications are presented. For details of the LA43S RancheroS FCG design and predictions for the first use of the generator refer to the relevant publications.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1321696
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-26685
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Magnetic Flux Compression Generator

Citation Formats

Watt, Robert Gregory. The search for a 100MA RancheroS magnetic flux compression generator. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1321696.
Watt, Robert Gregory. The search for a 100MA RancheroS magnetic flux compression generator. United States. doi:10.2172/1321696.
Watt, Robert Gregory. Thu . "The search for a 100MA RancheroS magnetic flux compression generator". United States. doi:10.2172/1321696. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1321696.
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author = {Watt, Robert Gregory},
abstractNote = {The Eulerian AMR rad-hydro-MHD code Roxane was used to investigate modifications to existing designs of the new RancheroS class of Magnetic Flux Compression Generators (FCGs) which might allow some members of this FCG family to exceed 100 MA driving a 10 nH static load. This report details the results of that study and proposes a specific generator modification which seems to satisfy both the peak current and desired risetime for the current pulse into the load. The details of the study and necessary modifications are presented. For details of the LA43S RancheroS FCG design and predictions for the first use of the generator refer to the relevant publications.},
doi = {10.2172/1321696},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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