Accession Number : AD0737604

Title :   152MM G/L XM150E6 Thermal Shroud.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : D'Andrea,Giuliano ; Cullinan,Robert ; Ferguson,Martin ; O'Hara,G. Peter ; Croteau,Paul

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report presents a feasibility study which includes the design, fabrication, and testing of three composite gun tube thermal shrouds consisting of high strength filaments (E-glass) embedded into a low thermally conductive matrix (Epoxy). This study ascertains the usefulness of a thermal shroud on the 152mm XM150E6 gun tube, if the tube were in the shade, and then suddenly exposed to a solar load of 250 to 300 BTU/hr/ sq ft. Reductions in gun tube bend, from a tube without a shroud to a tube with a shroud, go as high as 89% with proposal #3 (WTV-F21915), a design which includes Air Vents, and is constructed, solely, by the use of a filament winding technique. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*GUN BARRELS, THERMAL INSULATION), (*TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), GUN BARRELS), MANUFACTURING, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, GLASS TEXTILES, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE