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Dynamic Stress Analysis of a Composite Electromagnetic Track

The firing of an electromagnetic gun is shown to result in the armature moving along the guide rail, which can cause extrusion, wear, planing and other problems, which set limits on its application. The track properties can be adjusted by changing its composition, so as to obtain good electrical conductivity, corrosive resistance, and strength. For simplicity, the composite track is presented as an elastic foundation beam, and the general solution of composite track deflection at dynamic load is obtained by using the two-dimensional Fourier integral transformation, on this basis, the bending moment distribution and expression for dynamic stress are obtained. The characteristics of dynamic stress distribution and factors that influence them are analyzed, the effect of the proportion of the composite layer and its parameters on the dynamic stress of the track is discussed.

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This work is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (A2015203086).

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Correspondence to Z. G. Tian.

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Translated from Problemy Prochnosti, No. 5, pp. 66 – 75, September – October, 2018.

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Tian, Z.G., An, X.Y., Yang, Y. et al. Dynamic Stress Analysis of a Composite Electromagnetic Track. Strength Mater 50, 743–751 (2018).

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  • composite track
  • dynamic stress
  • Fourier transform
  • dynamic load
  • elastic foundation beam