Accession Number : ADA112189

Title :   Design of a Composite Charge for a 12.7mm Smooth-Bore Experimental Gun.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Chung,Michael J

PDF Url : ADA112189

Report Date : May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A mathematical model describing the interior ballistics of a smooth bore experimental gun has been used to optimise the composition of a composite propellant charge for achieving muzzle velocities of 1500 m/s with projectiles of 23 g (0.051 1b). Comparison of predicted and experimental results indicate, however, that this gun is subjected to excessive leakage. If this problem can be overcome, muzzle velocities of 1900 m/s may be attained using the recommended composite charge and existing gun specification. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Propelling charges, *Composite materials, *Guns, *Mathematical models, Interior ballistics, Chemical composition, Muzzle velocity, Projectiles, Australia, Experimental design, Specifications

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE