Re: Tesla simulators (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 00:06:03 -0800
From: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Tesla simulators (fwd)

David Huffman wrote:

> Here is the URL for an article for spark gap modeling.
> http://www.intusoft-dot-com/Newsletters.htm
> Get Sept. 1997 NL50.PDF. It is fairly large so here is just the model. I
> have been planning to try it but haven't yet. Good luck.

That model appears to lack "thermal memory". The gap opens immediately
after the current through it falls to a certain minimum value. A simulation
of a Tesla coil with it will show the gap opening as soon as the current
through it crosses zero for the first time, what is not realistic.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz