Hypervelocity Launchers

  • Friedrich Seiler
  • Ozer Igra

Part of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library book series (SHOCKWAVES, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gas Gun

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eugene B. Zaretsky
      Pages 3-19
  3. Hypervelocity Test Facility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sen Liu
      Pages 23-52
  4. Shock Waves in Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
  5. Ram Accelerator

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Friedrich Seiler, Günter Smeets, Gunther Patz, Julio Srulijes, Gilbert Mathieu, Berthold Sauerwein et al.
      Pages 111-147
    3. Akihiro Sasoh
      Pages 205-216
    4. Sen Liu, Zhiyong Bai, Hexiang Jian
      Pages 269-300

About this book


In the present volume numerous descriptions of Ram accelerators are presented. These descriptions provide good overview on the progress made and the present state of the Ram accelerator technology worldwide.  In addition, articles describing light gas gun, ballistic range including a chapter dealing with shock waves in solids are given. Along with the technical description of considered facilities, samples of obtained results are also included. Each chapter is written by an expert in the described topic providing a comprehensive description of the discussed phenomena.  


Combustion Hypervelocity Launchers Propulsion Shock Waves Shock Waves Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Seiler
    • 1
  • Ozer Igra
    • 2
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISTM)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBen Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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