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Rail gun performance and plasma characteristics due to wall ablationThe experiment of Bauer, et al. (1982) is analyzed by considering wall ablation and viscous drag in the plasma. Plasma characteristics are evaluated through a simple fluid-mechanical analysis considering only wall ablation. By equating the energy dissipated in the plasma with the radiation heat loss, the average properties of the plasma are determined as a function of time.
Document ID
19870031461
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Ray, P. K. (Tuskegee Institute AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume: MAG-22
ISSN: 0018-9464
Subject Category
PLASMA PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG3-76
Distribution Limits
Public
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