bartb at classictesla.com
Fri May 30 18:54:11 MDT 2008
> The only element that can be configured as a rod is a vertical thin
> cylinder. What looks as rods to both sides is actually a disk. A true
> 3D simulator can be written, but it would take much longer to do the
I tried using a vertical cylinder as well. But these were intended to be
top loads, not streamers. So even trying to fake in a rod throws it
center. The rod length and position to the coil just doesn't work well.
I was hoping at the time (long ago now) that the rod length off each end
of the topload could be 1/2 the spark length, but I really didn't trust
the output at the time.
Maybe what I can do is redo the simulation and this time verify against
existing coil with some frequency measurements and a wire rod
representation (both centered as would be done in this particular
program and normal to see the difference) then I can see how Javatc
handles it. It's simply another small aspect of inclusion. But, just a
design program on the front end. Tuning measurements can surely be done
later to fine tune it.
I wish I would have stuck with it longer. I had everything scripted.
There was an input for estimated spark length and height. The streamer
object was then inserted as any other top load object.
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