By Topic

The effect of transmission lines and switching action on the electrical signals in a powerful capacitive discharge

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
H. Bruzzone ; Lab. de Fisica del Plasma, Buenos Aires Univ., Argentina ; H. Kelly ; C. Moreno

A numerical model for the equivalent electrical circuit of a capacitive discharge that includes the effects of finite closure time of switches and finite transit time in the transmission line is presented. An approximate analytical method to predict the oscillations that can be excited in the circuit is developed. The model yields complex behavior over time of the magnitudes of currents and voltages in pulsed circuits in the simple circuit configurations studies. Some of the oscillations predicted by the calculations admit simple physical interpretations in limiting cases (and are then predictable without the need of complex calculations); however, the rest of the observed features are not amenable to easy interpretation. The numerical solutions of the model are compared with experimental signals measured in a plasma focus device. Good agreement with many of the observed features is noted. The model can be extended easily to other types of circuits (Marx generators, Blumlein lines, etc.)

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 4 )