Accession Number:

ADA250595

Title:

A Coupled Power-Plasma Model and Application to Electrothermal-Chemical Guns

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A coupled power-plasma cartridge model of the electrothermal-chemical gun has been developed to investigate the dependence of plasma properties on the pulse-forming network PFN and on geometric variations. The model is validated against experimental data and parametrically varied to suggest the functional dependence of the plasma properties on the PFN and plasma components.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE