Abstract

The art of achieving a large energy discharge in a controlled manner with relative ease is to use a pulse forming network. Historically the design of such networks generally used a single inductor and capacitor. Although easy to design and implement, this practice does not provide optimum performance in all cases. In particular, most laser welding requires a uniform energy discharge in a pulse to produce a high quality weld. Analysis has shown that when the pulse forming network approximates a lumped constant transmission line a maximum flat pulse is produced with minimal degradation of the pulse rise time. This is highly favorable in achieving a producible design since all the capacitors will be of equal value as will all the inductors. This paper will show that a low pass filter ladder network composed of equal capacitors and inductors provides a flat pulse whose energy discharge becomes more uniform as the filter's order increases.

Graduation Date

1988

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Martin, Robert J.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences

Format

PDF

Pages

58 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0023892

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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