Gas breakdown theory

I recently consulted on issues of corona discharges from equipment near high-voltage power lines. It was an opportunity to review material from my book Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration. Corona is a practical topic of general interest, so I decided to include the information in this blog. This article deals with a necessary preliminary: the physics […]

Building a rounded box with MetaMesh

The standard method for building objects in MetaMesh is to piece them together from one or more parts. A part is a basic geometric shape defined by a parametric model (e.g., the radius and length of a cylinder, the side lengths of a box,…). Sometimes it’s easy to make the shape you want, and sometimes it’s […]