Accession Number:

AD0436084

Title:

GENERALIZED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD OF THE RAIL TYPE ACCELERATOR,

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Corporate Author:

GENERAL MOTORS CORP INDIANAPOLIS IND ALLISON DIV

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Descriptive equations have been derived for the three-dimensional electromagnetic field of the rail type plasma accelerator, including parallel and nonparallel rail elements. Special cases treated include 1 finite length parallel rails, three-dimensional field 2 finite length parallel rails, two-dimensional field in the plane of the rails 3 finite length parallel rails, two-dimensional field in the plane midway between the rails and normal to the plane of the rails 4 finite length nonparallel rails, threedimensional field 5 finite length nonparallel rails, two-dimensional field in the plane of the rails 6 finite length nonparallel rails, twodimensional field in the plane midway between the rails and normal to the plane of the rails. The assumptions of line currents and a filamentary discharge are made. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE