Accession Number : AD0919960

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 1971-Jun 1973

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Heiney, Otto K

PDF Url : AD0919960

Report Date : Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 49

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.

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

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE