Re: Launch Rails...

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 19:30:37 MDT

At 08:46 PM 4/17/00 -0400, you wrote:

>heavy guage faraday cages built into the frame and body of the vehicle
>should be sufficient to sheild the occupants. If you can sheild
>microwave ovens....

A Faraday cage is great against varying fields. but useless against static
fields. Also, there would be the issue of circulating currents in the cage
- if these are large they will cause heating and I^^2 * R losses.

What is the rise time of the typical railgun? I am of the opinion it is not
all that fast.

Chuck Kuecker

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