Accession Number : ADA187173

Title :   120-MM Regenerative Liquid Propellant Gun: A Parametric Investigation of the Interior Ballistics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Wren, Gloria P

PDF Url : ADA187173

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : A sensitivity study of a 120-mm regenerative liquid propellant gun was completed to explore the relationships between the variables as expressed in the interior ballistic code developed by T. Coffee at the Ballistic Research Laboratory. Parametric runs were conducted by varying an array of input parameters by +-10% and +-20%, and the effects on performance characteristics were recorded. In the second phase of the study a constraint of maximum liquid pressure equal to 700 MPa was imposed to determine the effect of a parameter change while maintaining gun performance. This report summarizes the major results and examines the interrelationships exhibited.

Descriptors :   *GUNS, *INTERIOR BALLISTICS, CODING, INPUT, LIQUIDS, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, PRESSURE, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE