Stress Analysis for Design of Electromagnetic Launchers

Date
1988-07
Authors
Fahrenthold, E. P.
Peterson, D. R.
Price, J. H.
Wu, A. Y.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Abstract

The recent development of very high current pulsed power supplies provides an opportunity for order of magnitude improvements in electromagnetic launcher performance. Consideration of design objectives and constraints suggests that a ceramic-steel construction offers significant advantages over conventional composite-steel railguns. Structural analysis of such a system focuses upon material specific stress concentrations produced by dynamic and asymmetric electromagnetic loads.

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E.P. Fahrenthold, D.R. Person, J.H. Price, and A.Y. Wu, “Stress analysis for design of electromagnetic launchers,” Transactions of the ASME Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, Stress, and Reliability in Design, vol. 110, no. 3, July 1988, pp. 395-400.
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