Railgun Erosion Simulator
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS
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The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Centers Benet Laboratories is currently developing a diagnostic launcher for use as an erosion simulator to investigate issues associated with the bore life of rail guns. The launcher being developed at Benet provides a test bed for validation of new erosion concepts and serves as a facility for preliminary evaluation of candidate core materials. It has been optimized to provide details about the dominant bore erosion mechanisms observed in larger systems.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Electromagnetic Pulses