Design and Development of Extremely High Velocity Electromagnetic Launch Accelerators--GEDI program

dc.creatorUpshaw, J. L.en
dc.creatorZowarka, Jr, R. C.en
dc.creatorCook, R. W.en
dc.creatorWeeks, D. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T16:06:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T16:06:33Zen
dc.date.issued1989-01en
dc.description.abstractResearch is described that has centered around 1, 2, or 8 m long, 12.7 mm square-bore railguns powered by one or more of the following power supplies: a 1 MJ capacitor-bank-driven, pulse-forming network; a 6 MJ homopolar-generator (HPG)-charged coaxial inductor; or one or more of six 10 MJ Balcones-HPG-charged coaxial inductors. Several variations of the 1 and 2 m-long railguns were designed, fabricated, and tested. Railgun design parameters, development, and some test results are described. Parameters of primary importance in designs include sidewall insulator and rail materials; gun length and outer structure materials; stiffness and strength; ease of assembly and disassembly; and availability of methods for supporting, straightening, and honing the guns. Both static and dynamic aspects of railgun structural behavior are discusseden
dc.description.departmentCenter for Electromechanicsen
dc.identifierPR_82en
dc.identifier.citationJ.L. Upshaw, R.C. Zowarka Jr., R.W. Cook, and D.A. Weeks, “Design and development of extremely high velocity electromagnetic launch accelerators -- GEDI program,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 25, no. 1, January 1989, pp. 568-573.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/30832en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.ispartofCEM Publicationsen
dc.rights.restrictionopenen
dc.subjectEM Launchen
dc.subjectem launcheren
dc.subjectARDECen
dc.subjectem gunen
dc.subjectem railgunen
dc.titleDesign and Development of Extremely High Velocity Electromagnetic Launch Accelerators--GEDI programen
dc.typearticleen

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