Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Page No. 59 - 66

Projectile Accelerator Prototype using Electromagnetic Fields

Authors : John Castillo, Nathalia Gama and Dario Amaya

Abstract: Typically, the firing of a projectile is carried out by chemical means, through the reactions of the gunpowder or by means of the use of compressed air. These methods have certain disadvantages such as noise and friction losses, low speeds, among others. An alternative method for the firing of a projectile is the accelerator of electromagnetic fields which allows the launch, through the magnetic field generated in a solenoid which facilitates to obtain much higher speeds. In this study, we present the results obtained in the design and implementation of a prototype based on the cannon-coil principle. In the first part of the research, a short introduction is made to the theory of electromagnetic launchers and it outlines the state of the art of this type of launchers and its applications in the militia and in the civil sector. The second part presents the design process and the subsequent implementation of the electromagnetic cannon. Consequently, the analysis of the behavior of the system is developed and the results obtained from the firing tests performed with the prototype are shown.

How to cite this article:

John Castillo, Nathalia Gama and Dario Amaya, 2018. Projectile Accelerator Prototype using Electromagnetic Fields. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 59-66.

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