Accession Number : ADA117312

Title :   In-Bore Propellant Media Density Measurements by Characteristic X-Ray Radiography.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Thomson,George M. ; Jamison,Keith A.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The experiments described demonstrate that characteristic x-ray radiography can provide quantitative density measurements on time scales of ballistic interest. The CXR method provides results that are relatively easy to analyze and are independent of the details of the chemistry or phase of the propellant. It appears that characteristic x-ray radiography will be usable both in continued ballistics applications for flow and combustion characterization and in a variety of other applications requiring rapid, non-invasive measurement.

Descriptors :   *Propellants, *Projectiles, *Interior ballistics, Bores, Gun barrels, Combustion, Density, Measurement, X rays, Radiography, Time, Scale

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE