Accession Number : AD0276509

Title :   METHOD OF CALCULATING PRE-BURNED PROPELLANT GUN PERFORMANCE WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION TO TWO-STAGE GUNS

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : SEIGEL, A E

PDF Url : AD0276509

Report Date : Jan 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The method of calculating the behavior of a projectile propelled by a pre-burned propellant in a chambered gun is reviewed. The influence of gas in front of the projectile in the barrel is discussed, as is the procedure to take account of gas frictional and heat-transfer effects. The method of calculation by hand of the perform-ANCE OF TWO-STAGE GUNS IS THEN OUTLINED. Some results obtained from an electronic computing machine are compared with experimental results.

Descriptors :   *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, *HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, FRICTION, GASES, HEAT TRANSFER, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PROJECTILES, PROPELLANTS

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE