Accession Number:

ADA181640

Title:

The Magnetic Flux Contributed By the Plasma Armature in an Electromagnetic Launcher,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The magnetic flux and the inductance due to the current passing through a plasma armature in an electromagnetic launcher is evaluated assuming that the current distribution within the armature is uniform. The expressions derived in this report are then used by the computer program PLAFLUX.FOR to generate values for the plasma armatures inductance and magnetic flux during acceleration. It is shown that the plasma armatures inductance is negligible in comparison with the rail inductance. Keywords Railgun accelerators Plasma armatures Inductance Magnetic fields Electromagnetic launchers Australia.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE