Accession Number : ADD004895

Title :   Discarding Frangible Rotating Band.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Blajda,Raymond S ; Kantenwein,Robert W ; Gaughan,Gerald E ; Sikra,John F

Report Date : 09 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A composite plastic-glass frangible rotating band, for a spin launched projectile, has epoxy filled annular stress risers embedded within its inner wall. The composite rotating band is designed to be resistant to compressive forces exerted thereon while in the gun barrel, but to fragmentize when suddenly subjected to tensile stress impressed thereon when exiting from the muzzle of a gun. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, Rotating bands, Frangible, Expendable, Glass reinforced plastics, Epoxy resins

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE