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Kinetic Energy Technology
The Strategic Defense Initiative Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEW) program incorporates two distinct technologies: missiles (near term) and electromagnetic launchers (long term). Since missiles already have an established ...
Final Design and Manufacture of a Modular Sixty Megajoule Pulsed Homopolar Generator Power Supply
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has designed and built high-energy pulsed homopolar generators (HPG's) since 1972. A 5-megajoule (MJ) disc-type HPG was built and tested in 1974 ...
Analysis of Defective Hydrostatic Radial Bearings for Five Megajoule Homopolar Generator
(American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1980)
Hydrostatic bearings were designed for a five megajoule homopolar generator since they offered the advantages of low shaft friction, high load capacity and high stiffness independent of shaft speed. The original bearings ...
Hypervelocity Electromagnetic Gun Development at CEM-UT
Interest in railguns at the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) was the result of a visit to the railgun facility at the Australian National University (ANU) at Canberra in 1979. Soon ...
Development of Hypervelocity Electromagnetic Launchers
Interest has increased substantially during recent years in the application of electromagnetic launch (EML) technology for a variety of purposes. In part this increased interest is due to the recent availability of compact ...
Electric guns, theoretical and practical, have been around for many years in many forms. They have been slow to develop however because the competition, in the form of gas dynamic guns, has been formidable. To accelerate ...
Metal Heating with the Homopolar Generator
The use of homopolar generators operated in the pulse mode to provide the heat necessary to accomplish resistance welds in large metal sections and to heat forging billets offers several possible advantages over present ...
The Homopolar Pulse Billet Heating Process
The use of homopolar generators operated in the pulse mode to heat forging billets offers several possible advantages over present heating methods. Because heating is uniform throughout the entire cross section, billets ...