This paper deals with shielding resonator structures for possible application in electromagnetic rail launchers. The main aspects of the resonant shield are revisited via the 'spatial averaging' concept of macroscopic quantities and of the effective magnetic behavior. In particular, it is recalled how a resonator structure defines a spatial region with effective negative permeability and it is shown how this can be exploited for shielding applications. Simulation results are obtained via a commercial finite element code through a three dimensional frequency analysis. The shielding effectiveness is estimated at different operating conditions by varying the resonance frequencies of the shield, while maintaining constant the field operating frequency. Possible advantages and critical aspects of such an approach are discussed throughout the paper, and a preliminary analysis of the thrust force acting on the projectile is also provided.

Resonant shield concept as alternative solution in railguns

MARRACCI, MIRKO;MICHELETTI, ROBERTO;TELLINI, BERNARDO
2014

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This paper deals with shielding resonator structures for possible application in electromagnetic rail launchers. The main aspects of the resonant shield are revisited via the 'spatial averaging' concept of macroscopic quantities and of the effective magnetic behavior. In particular, it is recalled how a resonator structure defines a spatial region with effective negative permeability and it is shown how this can be exploited for shielding applications. Simulation results are obtained via a commercial finite element code through a three dimensional frequency analysis. The shielding effectiveness is estimated at different operating conditions by varying the resonance frequencies of the shield, while maintaining constant the field operating frequency. Possible advantages and critical aspects of such an approach are discussed throughout the paper, and a preliminary analysis of the thrust force acting on the projectile is also provided.
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