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Title: Electromagnetic flyer plate technology and development of a novel current distribution sensor
Author: Omar, Kaashif A. M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5360 0122
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2015
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: AWE
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Electromagnetic launch ; Foil slap ; Flyer plate ; Exploding foil ; Cold X-ray ; High current ; Current distribution ; Inductive probe