Effects of a Conducting Sphere Moving Through a Gradient Magnetic Field Conference Paper uri icon


  • We examine several conducting spheres moving through a magnetic field gradient. An analytical approximation is derived and an experiment is conducted to verify the analytical solution. The experiment is simulated as well to produce a numerical result. Both the low and high magnetic Reynolds number regimes are studied. Deformation of the sphere is noted in the high Reynolds number case. It is suggested that this deformation effect could be useful for designing or enhancing present protection systems against space debris. Copyright © 2010 by Princeton University.

author list (cited authors)

  • Giffin, A., Shneider, M., Kalra, C. S., Miles, R. B., & Ames, T. L.
  • Giffin, A., Shneider, M., Kalra, C., Miles, R., & Ames, T.

publication date

  • January 2010