Accession Number : ADA330944

Title :   The Application of Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) Propulsion Concepts to Reduce Propelling Charge Temperature Sensitivity

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 96-Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Oberle, William ; White, Kevin

PDF Url : ADA330944

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The concept of the propelling charge temperature coefficient and its impact on gun performance is explored. Ballistic factors, in addition to the propellant burn rate dependence on initial temperature that often increases the magnitude of the propelling charge temperature coefficient, are identified and discussed. Techniques for moderating the effects of the propelling charge temperature coefficient are presented, with special emphasis on the utilization of electrothermal- chemical (ETC) concepts.

Descriptors :   *SENSITIVITY, *PROPULSION SYSTEMS, *GUNS, *TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS, *PROPELLING CHARGES, ARMY RESEARCH, IMPACT, BURNING RATE, BALLISTICS, PROPELLANT BURN OUT.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE