Precursor phenomenon model for multiwire arrays

N. A. Ratakhin, R. B. Baksht

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Two shell precursor model was developed. Expressions for the maximum precursor current and precursor kinetic energy were obtained. Difference in the resistance of core and corona of the separate wire is the reason of precursor appearance. Precursor current increases sharply as the current rise time is lengthened. It is impossible to get a good implosion of wire array at the rise time more than 200 ns without special precautions. The most efficient way to suppress the precursor is to reduce the resistance of core. Axial magnetic field Bz can be applied for smal-precursor current. However, if the precursor carries a current of several megaamps, its suppression is a challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: 27 Jun 199930 Jun 1999


Other12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CityMonterey, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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