Accession Number : ADA131024

Title :   PARA: A Computer Simulation Code for Plasma Driven Electromagnetic Launchers,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Thio,Y -C

PDF Url : ADA131024

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A computer code for simulation of rail-type accelerators utilizing a plasma armature has been developed and is described in detail. Some time varying properties of the plasma are taken into account in this code thus allowing the development of a dynamical model of the behavior of a plasma in a rail-type electromagnetic launcher. The code is being successfully used to predict and analyse experiments on small calibre rail-gun launchers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasma accelerators, *Electric guns, Computerized simulation, Launchers, Magnetohydrodynamics, Electromagnetism, Machine coding, Armatures, Australia

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Guns
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE