Accession Number:

ADA634092

Title:

Railgun Erosion Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE