Accession Number : AD0754530

Title :   The Pulsar: An Ultra High Speed Heating and Quenching System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Griffin,Richard B.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A capacitor-discharge pulse heating and quenching system, called the Pulsar, has been built and made operative at the Watervliet Arsenal. Metallic samples, up to 1/10 inch in cross sectional area, may be heated at 1,000,000 C/sec held at temperature from 15 to 500 millisec, and then spary water quenched at 10,000 C sec. This allows metallurgical reactions, such as dissolution, grain refinement, and constitutional liquation to be studied before completion. The system enables one to separate out the effects of temperature from the other metallurgical mechanical and chemical effects that a gun tube undergoes during a firing cycle.

Descriptors :   (*LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, HEAT TREATMENT), (*GUN BARRELS, THERMAL STRESSES), HEATING, QUENCHING, PHASE STUDIES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE