In the summer and fall of 2011, we under took a project to rebuild a railgun built in earlier years for the purpose of studying the efficiency of this railgun system. This project is extensively documented and information is available in the links above. All information is free to use for any purpose. If any content is taken from the site; drop us a line and let us know.
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Various forms of linear electromagnetic accelerators have been poised to emerge as forerunner in many fields from military armament to space transport. Development of these systems has generally favored variations of the railgun due to the high velocity and kinetic energy attainable without the limitations of magnetic saturation as in reluctance based accelerators. The high efficiencies of railgun systems without the dangers associated with explosives are attractive when considering applications where personnel may be in close proximity to operational systems, as with maritime and space operations. The widespread use of railguns has been limited by cost and maintenance.
Made Possible by:
- Daniel Villageliu
- Chris Mattingly