Accession Number : AD0762197

Title :   Automatic Cannon Technology (ACT) Program. The Suitability of Certain Steels for Cartridge Cases.

Descriptive Note : Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author : WILLIAMS (CLYDE) AND CO COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Runck,Roger J.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 340

Abstract : The survey reviews the suitability of certain steels for both conventional designs and unconventional designs of small to medium size cartridge cases (up to 40 mm). Discussed are various types of steels, their costs, fabrication characteristics, fracture toughness, and the effects of high strain rates on properties of these alloys. Detailed data are included for 20 specific alloys with yield strengths in the range of 80 to 200 kpsi. Data are included also for low-strength drawing steels and a high-strength copper alloy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARTRIDGE CASES, *STEEL), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, COSTS, MATERIAL FORMING, JOINING, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, COPPER ALLOYS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE