Analysis of induction-type coilgun performance based on cylindrical current sheet model

J. L. He, E. Levi, Z. Zabar, L. Birenbaum, Y. Naot

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This paper presents a method based on a cylindrical current sheet model for the analysis and design of induction-type coilguns. The paper starts with a derivation of closed-form formulas which relate the dimensions of the gun to the performance expressed in terms of propulsive and local maximum forces on the projectile, power factor and efficiency of the system, thermal stress of the projectile armature, distributions of the flux density around the launcher, and the system parameters in a multisection coilgun. The paper ends with a numerical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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