Accession Number : ADD006914

Title :   Inhibitor for Gun Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reed,Russell ; Moore,Kenneth L

Report Date : 05 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This invention relates to gun propellants. More particularly, this invention relates to a method for improving the efficiency of and lowering the peak pressure produced by high force, high flame temperature gun propellants. Bore erosion produced by the aforementioned double base and single base gun propellants can be significantly reduced by coating the propellant grains with an oligomer. Also, peak pressure is reduced and pieziometric efficiency is improved by utilizing the coating of this invention.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gun propellants, Propellant grains, Nitrates, Peak values, Pressure, Coatings, High temperature, Extrusion, Cylindrical bodies, Burning rate, Nitrocellulose, Inventions, Gun barrels, TNT, Plasticizers, Erosion

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE