Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:11:48 -0500
Author: David Maiullo
Subject: Re: EM coil for propulsion
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Hi Jeri et al:
Using my can crusher, if I put a can off center into the loops of wire
which crush it, the can will shoot out of the loops (at a fairly high
rate of speed) and be propelled as well as crushed. Generally, at 4.5
KV, the can will shoot about 10-15 feet. Is this similar to what you're
Best, and happy turkey day, to all,
Gerald Zani wrote:
> Anyone know how to discharge a large current through a coil of wire to
> propel an object?
> Something akin to 5k10.90 where a large capacitor forces a high current
> through a coil and causes the can to be pinched. But in this case the
> large current is used to force a coil of wire to extend outward like a
> spring. The expansion of the coil is used to propel an object.
> I am told that this demo is done at some schools to propel objects in
> underwater and in liquid helium. It is not listed in the Bib. I would
> like some details about the coil of wire and the amount of current.
> Gerald Zani e-mail: Gerald_Zani@brown.edu
> Manager of Demonstrations phone: (401) 863-3964
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