MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 226, 2018XIV International Scientific-Technical Conference “Dynamic of Technical Systems” (DTS-2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||4 Fundamental methods of system analysis, modeling and optimization of dynamic systems|
|Published online||07 November 2018|
Measuring of plasma’s velocity in electrodynamic railgun using high-frequency method
Platov South-Russian State Politechnic University (NPI), 346400 Novocherkassk, Russian Federation
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A method is proposed for measuring the velocity of a moving plasma in an electrodynamic railgun in the part of internal ballistics. The achieved result is to provide a measurement of instantaneous velocity and an increase of the safety level for operation of measuring devices.
The method is based on the excitation of the rail system of railgun high frequency electric oscillations during in due motion of plasma and creates current resonance. Then is continuously measured cyclic resonance frequency, and the instantaneous velocity of the plasma is determined by a formula, that consist of the current time, the cyclic resonance frequency, equivalent inductance of the power supply of railgun, linear inductance and rail length, and as well used as a model of measurement measure capacitance of capacitor, connected in parallel to rail of railgun grounded from one side. Application of plasma velocity measuring method is suitable for the highly-accurate control of plasma acceleration and pushed it to the railgun bodies with controlled acceleration, requiring measurement during movement of the plasma instantaneous values of velocity.
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