Effect of conducting containment on electromagnetic launcher efficiency

Doga Ceylan, Ozan Keysan

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Abstract

Electromagnetic launcher, also called railgun, is a projectile accelerator which uses the electromagnetic force. Existence of solid metal containment around the rails of electromagnetic launchers, which increases the mechanical durability, affects the electromagnetic force on armature and rails. In this study, the effect of distance between non-laminated conducting containment and rails, and the effect of the lamination thickness on the efficiency of railgun are investigated. Also, the effect of magnetic and electrical material properties of the containment on the core loss is observed. Direction and magnitude of induced eddy current in the metal containment is analyzed by the aid of Finite Element Method (FEM) software COMSOL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 18th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ISEF 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1661-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ISEF 2017 - Lodz, Poland
Duration: 14 Sep 201716 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference18th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ISEF 2017
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLodz
Period14/09/1716/09/17

Keywords

  • Containment
  • Efficiency
  • Lamination
  • Railgun

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