Accession Number : AD1037471

Title :   Magneto-Hydrodynamic Simulations of a Magnetic Flux Compression Generator Using ALE3D

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,01 May 2017

Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Vunni, George B

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Report Date : 01 Jul 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Magnetic flux compression is a proven technique for the generation of ultrahigh magnetic fields, large currents, and large energy densities. The intent is to supply a few mega-amperes of seed-current for a fast high current when large capacitor banks are not available. A magnetic flux device consists of coils surrounding a cylindrical armature where an explosive drives the armature radially and causes a drop in the inductance. In this report, the results of ALE3D magneto-hydrodynamic simulation of a magnetic flux compression generator designed by the US Army Research Laboratory are presented. The simulation results are compared with the experimental data from 3 experiments with identical generators but different seed-currents. The simulation results show good agreement.

Descriptors :   magnetic flux , magnetic fields , simulations , compression , generators , high explosives

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE