Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2001 / Article

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Volume 8 |Article ID 590948 |

Edward M. Schmidt, "Comparison of the Recoil of Conventional and Electromagnetic Cannon", Shock and Vibration, vol. 8, Article ID 590948, 5 pages, 2001.

Comparison of the Recoil of Conventional and Electromagnetic Cannon

Received15 Oct 2001
Revised15 Oct 2001


The recoil from an electromagnetic (EM) railgun is discussed and compared with that from conventional, propellant gas driven cannon. It is shown that, under similar launch conditions, the recoil of the EM gun is less than that of the powder gun; however, use of a muzzle brake on a powder gun can alter this relative behavior.

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