Coilgun design and evaluation without capacitor

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Akay C. , Özer M. , Tunçdamar A., Bavuk U.

Journal of Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, vol.1, no.2, pp.53-62, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21595/jmai.2020.21627
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence in Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-62


Abstract. Capacitors with high voltage and capacity values are used in most induction coilguns

that are designed and constructed. The fact that capacitors are quite bulky and slow in energy

transfer and how a coilgun can be made without using capacitors is the study subject of this article.

Two and four coil gun samples were made to find the essential components of an electric gun, and

the results are reported in this article. The accuracy of the results is also confirmed by FEMM

analysis for these models. The harmony of experimental and theoretical results shows that smaller

and low cost portable electrical weapons can be a powerful alternative to firearms in the future.