Superconducting Magnetohydrodynamic Magnet Comprehensive Testing.
Interim technical rept. Aug 72-Apr 73,
MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA CAMBRIDGE MASS
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Extensive tests have been performed on a lightweight, high current density superconducting MHD magnet. The system bore is 0.21 m in diameter and the uniform field length 5 is 0.88 m. During the tests, central and maximum fields of 3.9 and 5.46 Wbsquare meters respectively were attained at an overall winding current density of 1.2 x 10 to the 8th power Asquare meters. Operating characteristics were studied while rapidly charging and discharging the coil times of the order of minutes. Information on load distribution in the magnet structural components was generated using a system of strain gauges with computer aided data reduction. Test results led to structural modifications which improved performance and suggest other areas where alterations may be desirable. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics