In an electro-blasting technology for the solid destruction, the pulse power generators with different types of switches is used. One of them is a triggered vacuum switch, that for an easy operation, has a suitable lifetime of 104-105 commutations in average and can pass about 100 coulombs of charge. However, in most cases it passes only a half-cycle of the current in the ringing mode operation. In this paper, the influence of the ringing current pulse duration on the stress-strained state formation is investigated. Simulation results of the energy release modes in a discharge channel are given. The crowbar mode of operation is also investigated and a comparison with the ringing mode are presented. It is shown that in a dumping oscillations mode with a damping factor of about 7, the second and the subsequent oscillations contribute only about 5 % of a total energy into the shock-wave.
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