Accession Number:

ADA639019

Title:

Launching of Flat Plates with a Single Stage Reconnection Gun

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A magnetic coil with a square air core was constructed to launch metal plates edge-on. The final velocities of aluminum plates that differ in thickness were measured by using break wires. In addition, the position of an aluminum plate was determined by optical means as it was being launched. These results were compared to the predictions of a simple mathematical model.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE