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RE: TC vibration losses

Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <gloudner-at-SINTE.EDU>

Hi Terry

What level of energy loss is considered significant when measured in watts?
I was going to try to think about this using a rough analog of a collection
of simple harmonic oscillators using E = (1/2)kx^2. 

Godfrey Loudner

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent:	Friday, May 25, 2001 5:26 PM
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> Subject:	TC vibration losses
> Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>
> Hi All,
> The subject of vibration and such has come up on Paul's list.  He was
> wondering if vibration of the windings could be a source of loss in a TC.
> I was wondering if anyone has ever noticed wear marks/patterns or such
> from
> the vibrations in the windings as those high current pass through them.
> Maybe something that would be more apparent on the really BIG systems...
> I note that from my SS gap work (hopefully progress going faster now) that
> you can hear the currents surging through the wires and such in an
> otherwise dead silent system.
> Just curious here...
> Cheers,
> 	Terry