Accession Number : ADA139586

Title :   Use of the Computer Program PARA 80 to Study Results from Firing the Railgun ERGS-1M,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Richardson,D D ; Marshall,R A

PDF Url : ADA139586

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Comparisons are made between railgun performance predictions made by using the computer code PARA 80, and the experimental data obtained during a series of firings of the ERGS-1M railgun. It is shown that relatively simple calculations presently give as much insight as detailed computer codes. This is expected to remain so until rigorous determinations of inductance per unit length of railgun rails have been obtained. We recommend that railgun simulation codes and plasma armature codes be developed separately until much greater understanding of railgun behaviour is available.

Descriptors :   *Electric guns, Operation, Rails, Gunfire, Performance(Engineering), Computerized simulation, Australia

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE