Accession Number : ADA300526
Title : Picatinny Arsenal Cylinder Expansion Test and a Mathematical Examination of the Expanding Cylinder.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL N J ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
Personal Author(s) : Fuchs, Brian E.
PDF Url : ADA300526
Report Date : OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : To measure the effectiveness of an explosive, the cylinder expansion test is used. In order to decrease the cost and make performance testing available to smaller batch sizes in development, a reduced scale cylinder test as developed. To directly compare test results from different sized cylinders, a new Gurney equation was developed. Mathematical estimations were developed to examine the effects of the thinning walls in the cylinders to the measured performance.
Descriptors : *EXPLOSIVES, *MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), PERFORMANCE TESTS, ESTIMATES, REDUCTION, COSTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, SCALE, WALLS, EXPANSION, ORDNANCE, EQUATIONS, BATCH PROCESSING.
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE