Accession Number:

ADA167915

Title:

Rail Inductance Calculations for Some Simple Current Distributions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

In this study, an expression for the inductance per unit length of the rails for a rails for a railgun-type electromagnetic launcher EML is derived from first principles using simple quasi-stationary models for the current distribution in the rails. The results are applied in particular, to the MRL railgun and are compared with work by others in the field. The study concludes with discussions on the problems associated with current diffusion in the rails, and the resulting influence upon the equation-of-motion used in evaluating projectile performance. Keywords Australis Inductance Electric guns Railgun accelerators. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE