Accession Number : ADA307469

Title :   Feasibility Study of the Manufacture of 7.62mm Cartridge Cases from Plastic Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKLIN INST PHILADELPHIA PA LABS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Personal Author(s) : Seger, Stephen G., Jr. ; Thelen, Edmund

PDF Url : ADA307469

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The objectives of this project as stated in the contract, are as follows: (a) Investigate and determine the feasibility of making 7.62 mm cartridge cases from plastic materials which will meet both the performance and mass production requirements of metallic cases; (b) Produce several lots of plastic cases using the most promising materials and processes; and (c) Deliver batches of the best resulting cases and a summary report.

Descriptors :   *PLASTICS, *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, DEFORMATION, NYLON, SHOCK(MECHANICS), STRENGTH(MECHANICS), IMPACT STRENGTH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, EPOXY RESINS, THERMAL DEGRADATION, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, CARTRIDGES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE