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Benchmarking the filamentary model for an industrial electromagnetic accelerator

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posted on 2024-04-29, 13:16 authored by Bucur NovacBucur Novac, Marcos Pereira, Peter SeniorPeter Senior, Luis Redondo

This work is part of a program aiming to develop an electromagnetic accelerator to be implemented in industry as a second stage of acceleration for a standard pneumatic press. A scaled-down version of the future electromagnetic accelerator was built and tested using various diagnostic tools to provide very accurate data. The system uses a 0.7-kJ capacitor bank to accelerate a copper projectile weighing 0.7 kg to about 3.5 m/s at 5-mm distance from a driving coil. A detailed filamentary model of the electromagnetic accelerator is used to predict all the accelerator characteristics including, but not limited to the time history of the projectile velocity, the temperature of both the driving coil winding and the projectile and the forces acting on conductors. Using accurate data from testing allows benchmarking the filamentary model, which is then used to design the full-scale accelerator, capable of accelerating a payload of 100 kg to 3 m/s. 

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© IEEE

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© 2024 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

Acceptance date

2024-04-14

Publication date

2024-04-25

Copyright date

2024

ISSN

0093-3813

eISSN

1939-9375

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Bucur Novac. Deposit date: 27 April 2024

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