This study was undertaken in an effort to develop basic concepts of normal operating fuse criteria that will apply to capacitor energy storage systems. To develop ideas germane to normal fuse operating limits, it was necessary to consider certain principles that preceded this development: (1) A review had to be made of some of the experimental work on the exploding wire phenomenon to indicate a possible application as a fuse; (2) A typical circuit requiring such a fuse had to be described schematically and analyzed to show the dependency between the circuit parameters and the necessary conditions for obtaining fusing actions.
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LaCoss, W.D.. "A Qualitative Study on an Exploding Wire Fuse." (1962). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/318