EMLA-I-P

EMLA-I-P

This is the first railgun demonstration. Created with steel rails, Plexiglas, simple contact switch, and clamps. The design was simple but managed to create some amazing images of electromagnetically accelerated plasma.

Videos

STATS:

General:

  • Designation: EMLA-I-P
  • Name: Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator I – Plasma
  • Stages: 1
  • Design Type: Non-portable Unit
  • Loading Type: Breach Loading
  • Switching-Washer Contact
  • Charger Type: Wall Voltage Multiplier Unit

Barrel Description:

  • Rail Material: Steel

Dimensions-

  • Length: 0.460 m
  • Height: 0.015 m
  • Width: 0.004 m

Bore Dimensions-

  • Height: 0.015 m
  • Width: 0.01 m

Capacitors:

  • Capacitance: 13,600 uF
  • Voltage: 340 VDC

Projectile:

  • Projectile Type: Aluminum based Plasma Projectile

Measured:

  • No measurements

Calculated:

  • Stored Energy: 786 J