Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.69, No.2 (2008)


Traveling liquid charge accelerator for hypervelocity
Kazunari Ikuta


This letter analytically considers the motion of projectile in the traveling liquid charge accelerator to obtain mathematical criterion among parameters of both propellant and accelerator. And it is understood from this criterion that a liquid propellant is the key tool to realize hypervelocity of order more than 10 kms-1, provided that the explosion of traveling liquid charge is securely choked by a certain means. An example of a structure of this accelerator is also pictured from this criterion with a little exaggeration.

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