Accession Number:

ADA261248

Title:

NCSU Electrothermal Launcher SIRENS Research Program

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 May-1 Nov 1992

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A review of SIRENS electrothermal launcher research program is presented. SIRENS research program focuses on the understanding of boundary layer physics with typical EMET plasma characteristics. Diagnostics development includes in-bore measurements of high heat flux and plasma conductivity. A comparison between the erosion of various material surfaces under typical EMET high heat loading conditions is also presented. Fuseless vacuum versus fuse atmospheric operation showed that barrel pressure may reach 0.75 kbar at an input energy of 5 kJ to the source.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE