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Title:Design, Optimization, and Testing of a Transaugmented Electromagnetic Railgun for Use as a Hydrogen Pellet Accelerator
Author(s):Tompkins, Michael William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kim, Kyekyoon
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:Additional experiments were performed using 120-$\mu$s pulses. In these experiments, pellet velocities were increased by 400 m/s without shattering the pellet and with only minimal pellet ablation. A multipulsed acceleration scheme is proposed, relying on venting chambers placed between short augmented railguns to minimize viscous drag. The results of the 120-$\mu$s pulse experiments suggest that a multipulsed railgun pellet injection system may be capable of accelerating solid hydrogen pellets to high velocities.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:102 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81233
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9834752
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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