Accession Number : ADA299940

Title :   Current and Heat Transport in the Cannon-Caliber Electromagnetic Gun Armature.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Powell, John D. ; Zielinski, Alexander E.

PDF Url : ADA299940

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A numerical model which we previously developed is extended and used to solve the equations which predict current and heat transport in a series-augmented, solid-armature railgun. The model is two-dimensional and fully time dependent. Specific calculations are carried out to analyze the armature recently designed and developed in the Cannon-Caliber Electromagnetic Launcher (CCEML) Program. The most extensive computations are for a situation in which the projectile is started at rest and accelerated to nearly 2 km/s in a time of 2 ms. Results of the calculations can be used to infer, for example, where melting in the armature is most likely to occur and where the electromagnetic stresses are largest. For comparison, calculations are also presented for a situation in which the projectile is held fixed. These calculations are intended to demonstrate the importance of velocity effects in the design of solid-armature railguns.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS, STRESSES, VELOCITY, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ACCELERATION, ARMATURES, PROJECTILES, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ELECTRIC PROPULSION.

Subject Categories : Guns
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE