With A capacitor initially charged to Vc (assuming ideal diode and ideal switch), I'm curious about determining the max current through the inductor and total discharge time (the switch stays closed).
I know that when the switch closes, the current equation is: IC = IL, where: IC = CdV(t)/dt, and VL = Ldi(t)/dt. This is because the Diode wouldn't have current flow until after inductor stops acting like an open circuit. I was thinking i could solve for inductor current with integration, and plug in the equation for capacitor current. However, I am struggling with solving this problem, because I'm unsure on how the resistor and diode affect the circuit's timing.
Any help on determining the time constant or help solving for the max inductor current would be much appreciated.