1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

I Railgun recoil

  1. Mar 2, 2016 #1
    Do railguns recoil? and if they do, what force is responsible? When I looked at a basic railgun schematic I noticed that the magnetic field from the rails causes the projectile to accelerate forward and I also noticed that the magnetic field from the projectile should push on the rails outward, perpendicular to the direction of motion of the projectile. This doesn't seem to account for the recoil that would be expected
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 2, 2016 #2

    A.T.

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Did you check the wiki on rail guns?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun

    It has some references on this:
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Railgun recoil
  1. Recoil velocity (Replies: 1)

  2. Solenoid railgun? (Replies: 4)

  3. Railgun Math Simulator (Replies: 0)

  4. Recoil buffering (Replies: 7)

Loading...