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Velocity effects on metal armature contact transition [railguns]

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2 Author(s)
Barber, J.P. ; IAP Research Inc., Dayton, OH, USA ; Challita, A.

Both friction and the velocity skin effect have been proposed as potential velocity limiting mechanisms for nonarcing armature contacts. The experimental evidence is that neither has a significant effect, at least up to the 2-km/s regime. The authors examine both friction and the velocity skin effect in the context of the adiabatic contact model. They show that neither mechanism presents a velocity barrier or limit for metal armature contacts

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 1 )