Accession Number : ADD009377

Title :   Wear Reducer.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Axelrod,Sydney

Report Date : 10 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application discloses an improved ammunition propellant composition and method for reducing gun member wear, erosion, flash and cook-off through use of an additive comprising a mixture of a super water absorbent starch modified polyacrylonitrile which has been subjected to alkaline saponification and water. The wear reducing additive is preferably formed into sheets which can be used with propellants selected from the group consisting of bagged propelling charges and cartridge cased propellants.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gun propellants, *Additives, *Wear, *Gun barrels, Ammunition, Reduction, Erosion, Thermal properties, Flames, Polyacrylates, Alkalinity, Saponification number, Inventions, Propelling charges, Chemical composition

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE