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Title: Electromagnetic flyer plate technology and development of a novel current distribution sensor
Authors: Omar, Kaashif A.M.
Keywords: Electromagnetic launch
Foil slap
Flyer plate
Exploding foil
Cold X-ray
High current
Current distribution
Inductive probe
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Kaashif A.M. Omar (© British Crown Owned Copyright 2014 / AWE)
Abstract: The development of both experimental and diagnostic equipment to assist with simulating the mechanical effects of cold X-ray deposition is covered by this work. This thesis reviews the various experimental techniques suitable for conducting the electromagnetic launch of flyer plates and the chosen technique is developed into a fully functional experimental facility. The development of a bespoke 1-dimensional computer model is also described in the text. A novel current distribution measurement technique is also fully described. This new diagnostic approach will allow the variation of the current across the width of a large conductor to be easily determined which is something not previously demonstrated.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: AWE
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17740
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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