Accession Number : AD0632778

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE USEFULNESS OF A FIBERGLASS BARREL,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA SMALL CALIBER ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Gohagan,John K.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A fiberglass gun barrel was instrumented for strain measurements and for chamber pressure measurements. X-ray shadowgraphs were taken of each projectile as it traveled down the barrel. High speed movies (black and white and color) were taken observing that half of the barrel toward the muzzle during the time the flame could be expected in that region. The experiment indicated that such a barrel might be an invaluable tool in studying the ballistics of that relatively unknown region with the barrel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN BARRELS, INTERIOR BALLISTICS), (*GLASS TEXTILES, GUN BARRELS), (*INTERIOR BALLISTICS, TEST EQUIPMENT), SYNTHETIC FIBERS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRAIN GAGES, PRESSURE, X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE