Accession Number : ADA303482

Title :   Induced Overload Residual Stresses in EX35 Multi-Lug Breech Ring.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Personal Author(s) : Lee, S. L. ; Glennon, M. J. ; Gabriele, A.

PDF Url : ADA303482

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An exploratory prototype multi-lug breech block/ring assembly was designed for future projectile launchers. The new geometry redistributes the applied load to several surfaces rather than one surface in conventional breech to react the load. Induced residual stresses from shot peening and overload processes improve fatigue life of the system. In this work, experimental x-ray diffraction residual stress mapping was performed in the lugs of the unaffected portion of a 50 percent overloaded multi-lug breech ring that was fatigue tested to failure. Finite element modelling of a two-dimensional cross section of the breech block/ring assembly was performed using ABAQUS codes on a Convex C-220 computer. Comparisons of experimental residual stresses and finite element analysis (FEA) predictions showed good agreement in the major features of residual stress distribution. especially in the front lug. While FEA predicted the general characteristics of experimental residual stress distribution, experimental residual stresses were deeper and less compressive. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BREECH MECHANISMS, *LUGS, FATIGUE LIFE, PROJECTILES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, X RAY DIFFRACTION, RESIDUAL STRESS, ASSEMBLY, RINGS, LAUNCHERS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), GUN LAUNCHED, SHOT PEENING.

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE