Accession Number:

ADA010726

Title:

Superconducting Magnetohydrodynamic Magnet Comprehensive Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Apr 73-9 May 75,

Corporate Author:

MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

211.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE