The Computer Controlled Linear Acceleration of Ferromagnetic Material in Transient Magnetic Fields

The goal of our experiment was to prove the viability of accelerating ferromagnetic masses to high velocities using electromagnetic fields. Air core solenoids were placed over brass tubing and ferromagnetic masses were placed inside the brass tubing. A magnetic field was induced with the use of charged capacitors. During our experimentation we proved the viability of accelerating ferromagnetic masses. Once we optimized the discharge time we achieved velocities exceeding 40 miles per hour with a net discharge of less than 9 V. Future experimentation and heavier equipment could lead to much greater velocities than those attained by our "proof of theory" model.

Research Done By:

Adam Hilss

Adam Markham