Mendel Machine

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Definition:                           

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Parameters

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Parameter       

Value

Units

Special Values 

Inputs:

ZS (Source Line Impedance) [Ω] 
VS (Source Voltage) [MV]   
  ZVac (MITL Vacuum Impedance) [Ω]   
  G factor      
ZD (Diode Impedance) [Ω]  Optional Input for "With Radiographic Diode" outputs, only affects output when less than self-limited ZB
           
         
           

Outputs:

Running Self Limited

       
VL (Load Voltage) [MV]    
  IA (Anode Current) [kA]     
  Zop (MITL Operating Impedance) [Ω]     
  ZB (Bound Impedance) [Ω]     
  IB (Bound Current) [kA]    
  IF (Flow Current) [kA]    
  ZF (Flow Impedance)      
           
 

With Radiographic Diode

       
  VL (Load Voltage) [MV]    
  IA (Anode Current) [kA]    
  Zop (MITL Operating Impedance) [Ω]     
  ZB (Bound Impedance) [Ω]     
  IB (Bound Current) [kA]    
  IF (Flow Current) [kA]    
  ZF (Flow Impedance)      
           

 

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bulletThis "Radiographic Diode" solution is the steady-state solution.  There is a transient solution also given by the "Re-trapping" solution shown in the "Creedon Machine" applet.  27Aug07
bulletIt is assumed that the source transmission line transit time is much longer than the electrical pulse. 
bulletSolver assumes no reflection from self-limited load and MITL has same effective impedance as load.  (I think this is usually a pretty good assumption, although not 100% accurate).
bulletUndermatched solver assumes a forward going wave in MITL with same voltage as in self-limited case and an MITL impedance equal to the vacuum impedance.  (This is probably only a good assumption when very undermatched.)
bulletSources: 
bulletPaul Ottinger's MITL theory papers.

 

Copyright 2006  Raymond J. Allen