0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Materials Selection in Electromagnetic Launcher Design

[+] Author and Article Information
E. P. Fahrenthold

Center for Electromechanics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 111(3), 319-326 (Jul 01, 1989) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3226473 History: Received September 01, 1988; Online September 15, 2009

Abstract

The design of electromagnetic launchers includes a large materials selection component, with the use of available structural materials constrained by electrical performance considerations. Feasible material combinations for the composite structure are limited, with mechanical and thermo-electromagnetic simulations required to compare the performance of alternative designs. Numerical modeling studies suggest that next generation devices constructed for laboratory facilities or vehicular mounting may differ markedly in material composition, yet offer similar and significant structural improvements over conventional railgun designs.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In