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Re: Self Capacitance formulas

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Subject: Re: Self Capacitance formulas

From: lbliaoatalumni.caltech.edu (lbliao)

Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 09:41:39 0800 (PST)

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Thanks Ed, for the post. Could you kindly send me the list of references.
If you can point out a little which article has what, that would prevent
hunting those articles that may not be what I want. i am looking for
derivations and also nifty ideas/tricks.
regards
lbliao
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> Hi Ed,
>
> Mark R. posted the self capacitance formula due to Medhurst
> in a previous post. If you use this formula in conjuction with standard
> inductance formulas for soleniods (like Wheeler's), you can compute
> the self resonant (no top terminal) frequency of most coils. I have found
> that it works very well for predicting most of Malcolm's measured
> frequencies.
>
> If you want to read a little more of Medhurst try:
> "HF Resistance and SelfCapacitance of SingleLAyer Solenoids" by
> R.G. Medhurst, Wireless Engineer, Vol 2, p35, Feb 1947
> *Note: the range of frequencies he used does not allow his Q formulas
> to work at normal Tesla coil frequencies.
>
>
> If you are just interested in computing selfresonant frequencies
> there is another method which I have found useful and generally accurate
> to about 10% for all coil sizes  space wound or not. Its limitation is that
> it probably shouldn't be used for aspect ratios (Height/Diameter)<1.
>
> The formula is:
> (1/5)
> 29.85 x (H/D)
> F = 
> N x D
>
> (hope the ascii came out)
> where
> F= self resonant frequency in Mhz of an isolated coil
> H= coil height in meters
> D= coil diameter in meters
> N= total number of turns
>
> Make sure the top line reads " (H/D) to the 1/5 power"
> Note that the frequency is a very weak function of the
> aspect ratio (H/D), but a fairly strong function of the number of turns
> and the diameter.
>
> This is an adapation of the formula for Helical Antennas found
> in Reference Data for Radio Engineers. A form of this equation also
> appears in both of the Corum brother's books:
> "Vacuum Tube Tesla Coils" and "TC Tutor"
>
> Incidentally, they incorrectly attribute the analysis of the helix to
> Kandoian and Sichak. These guys actually just made a simplification of the
> formula derived earlier by JR Pierce (1947) and Franz Ollendorf (1925).
> 
> I have a list which has more complete references.
>
> Ed Harris
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