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Title: Energy loss in spark gap switches

The paper reports on numerical study of the energy loss in spark gap switches. The operation of the switches is analyzed using the Braginsky model which allows calculation of the time dependence of the spark channel resistance. The Braginsky equation is solved simultaneously with generator circuit equations for different load types. Based on the numerical solutions, expressions which determine both the energy released in a spark gap switch and the switching time are derived.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Akademichesky Ave. 2/3, 634055 Tomsk (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253012
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ENERGY LOSSES; EQUATIONS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; SPARK GAPS; SWITCHES; TIME DEPENDENCE