Superconducting Magnetohydrodynamic Magnet Comprehensive Testing.
Final rept. 23 Apr 73-9 May 75,
MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA WALTHAM MASS
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Two series of tests at liquid helium temperature have been performed by Magnetic Corporation of America on a lightweight superconducting MHD magnet. The magnet was constructed by Ferranti-Packard, Ltd., as part of a joint program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force and Canadian Defense Research Board. Preparations for the tests are described as well as test results involving strain gauges, voltage distributions during quench and detection of flux changes with secondary windings. During the tests the magnet attained 1.55 T at a current level of 685 A. Recommendations for modifications to structural components are given.
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- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics