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2nd year Eng.student trying to build a railgun. Verify or modify please

  1. Dec 15, 2011 #1
    Hey all

    Im trying to build a small railgun capable of launching a projectile(20-40g) to about 400km/h.

    Attached is a excel file. It is a sort of simulation. Cells in red must get values from the table. Cells in Blue must be typed in by user. Cells in Green list the Current/Mass needed to acieve desired values.

    This all makes alot more sense with the simulator.

    Thank You!

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 15, 2011 #2
    Kind of forgot about the user friendliness.

    The gun will make use of a capasitor bank. The capasitance and voltage of each of the caps can be set manually. The resistance is in a column. It seems very low, but it is assumed that between 3-6 caps are used in parrallel.
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