Accession Number : AD0919960

Title :   Simplified Analytic and Experimental Interior Ballistics of Light Gas Guns.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 71-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Heiney, Otto K.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A two-stage light gas gun incremental interior ballistic formalism is presented, along with a FORTRAN IV computer program that utilizes the system. Typical input and output data, both plotted and tabular, are included. A standard conventional gun ballistic analytic approach is coupled to a mathematical model of the light gas chamber. Correlations of the mathematical model and computer predictions to experimental device firings are demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT GAS GUNS, INTERIOR BALLISTICS), (*INTERIOR BALLISTICS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, HEURISTIC METHODS, ALGORITHMS, FORTRAN, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, EXPLOSION GASES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, HELIUM, COUPLING(INTERACTION), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, EQUATIONS OF STATE, FLOW CHARTING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE