Optimum size of staged flux compression generators
Abstract
This paper presents the results of an investigation to determine when two small transformer coupled flux compression generators are better than one large generator. The system considered consists of a helical flux compression generator transformer coupled to an inductive load. The question is then whether the system energy gain (final load energy divided by initial system energy) would be greater if the generator were split in half and a transformer used to connect the pieces. For the lossless case, this problem has been solved exactly in terms of the transformer k factor and the initial and final generator inductances. An approximate solution which assumes a simple loss model is also discussed.
 Publication:

Presented at the 6th Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Pulsed Power Conference
 Pub Date:
 June 1987
 Bibcode:
 1987pupo.conf.....V
 Keywords:

 Compressing;
 Coupling;
 Fluxes;
 Generators;
 Optimization;
 Helical Flow;
 Mathematical Models;
 Transformers;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering