Development and validation of a railgun hydrogen pellet injector model

T. L. King, J. Zhang, Kyekyoon Kim

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Abstract

A railgun hydrogen pellet injector model has been developed. The model is based upon a pellet equation of motion that accounts for the dominant loss mechanisms, inertial and viscous drag. The model has been validated using railgun pellet injectors. Hydrogen pellet accelerations predicted by the model have been compared with experimental data and found to be in good agreement over a broad range of operating parameters. Thus the model may, in fact, be useful in determining optimal railgun operating parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering
PublisherIEEE
Pages1574-1577
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 16th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Champaign, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 1 1995Oct 5 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 16th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
CityChampaign, IL, USA
Period10/1/9510/5/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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King, T. L., Zhang, J., & Kim, K. (1995). Development and validation of a railgun hydrogen pellet injector model. In Proceedings - Symposium on Fusion Engineering (Vol. 2, pp. 1574-1577). IEEE.