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A theoretical basis for the optimization of core volume in an electromagnetic pulse compressor with saturable ferromagnetic cores

G. L. Bredenkamp, P. H. Swart
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 7, No 3 | a912 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v7i3.912 | © 1988 G. L. Bredenkamp, P. H. Swart | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 March 1988 | Published: 17 March 1988

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G. L. Bredenkamp,, South Africa
P. H. Swart,, South Africa

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Abstract

The theory of operation, which takes into account the system losses, of the Melville line pulse compressor, is presented. The relationship between the total volume of magnetic material, the overall compression ratio and the number of stages show that a minimum volume of material is required when the compression ratio per stage, irrespective of the required overall compression ratio.

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