Electric Currents, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Pulses, and Electromagnetic Propulsion
|Title||Electric Currents, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Pulses, and Electromagnetic Propulsion|
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|Author(s)||John R Warfield|
|No. of pages||12|
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A single circular loop conductor [ring] with its current induces a magnetic field, not only surrounding the ring but also within the substance of the ring. Subsequently, that portion of the magnetic field, which is located within the body of the ring, interacts with its own current to produce Lorentz forces. Electromagnetic propulsive forces are produced from this process. However, these forces are either blocked by the intact structure of the ring, or they are symmetrically oriented in opposing directions. As such, these later forces counteract each other. Essentially, all the forces are balanced; consequently there is no propulsion of the ring. However, if a directed magnetic pulse [magnetic flux compression producers] distorts the magnetic field relative to one side of the plane of the ring, then for the duration of this pulse, there will be within the ring some Lorentz forces that are neither blocked by its physical structure nor an-nulled by opposing symmetrical forces. Accordingly, these forces are unbalanced. As a result, there will be electromagnetic propulsion of the ring along its axis.