Basic performance of flux compression/expansion converters

E. Levi, Z. Zabar, L. Birenbaum

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A simple case that is amenable to closed-form formulas is studied in order to establish the relations among the parameters of the flux compression generator circuit, to predict the important aspects of performance, and to provide guidelines for the design. It is found that the energy gain between electrical output and input is always much lower than that of conventional generators of comparable power level and so is the efficiency. The current amplification factor increases as the voltage of the source is increased, but then a larger share of the electrical output is provided by ordinary generation and not by flux compression. The performance specifications regarding the shape of the current pulse leave little leeway for the design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication91 IEEE Int Conf Plasma Sci
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780301471
StatePublished - 1991
Event1991 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Williamsburg, VA, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1991Jun 5 1991

Publication series

Name91 IEEE Int Conf Plasma Sci


Other1991 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CityWilliamsburg, VA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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