Predicting sonic pulse shapes of underwater spark discharges
Caulfield, David D.
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Measurements of the acoustic pressure of spark discharges were made at a shallow depth (10 feet) for various voltages, stored energies, inductances and capacitances of the system, and electrode areas. The voltages ranged from 1500 V to 11 KV, and the energy storing capacitances from 8 to 800 ufd. In this range the peak pressure observed was proportional to peak current and the decay constant of the pressure-time curve was essentially the same as the electrical discharge decay constant.
Suggested CitationCaulfield, D. D. (2020). Predicting sonic pulse shapes of underwater spark discharges. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/25163
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