Accession Number : AD0755103

Title :   Gun-Driven Magnetic Flux Compression--Feasibility Study,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vrabel,Michael J. ; Leavitt,Richard P. ; Blackburn,James C. ; Brody,Philip S.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A series of preliminary experiments has demonstrated the feasibility of using a gun-launched projectile to produce magnetic flux compression. The projectile impacts and collapses a coil of triangular cross section into which a 60-kG seed field has been injected by a capacitor bank discharge. The seed field is compressed by a factor greater than 8 to achieve a peak field of 520 kG in a coil volume of 1 to 2 cc. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES), LIGHT GAS GUNS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE