Accession Number : ADD015931

Title :   Composite Reinforced Gun Barrels.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Jul 92, patented 25 May 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Divecha, Amarnath P ; Karmarkar, Subbash D ; Hoover, Scott M ; Ferrando, William A

Report Date : 25 May 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A composite reinforced gun barrel with a composite of a titanium, nickel, or FeCrA1Y alloy matrix reinforced with round filaments or rectangular ribbons made of molybdenum or tungsten. The composite layer may be bonded directly onto the barrel or it may be bonded to a steel jacket which can then be heat shrunk onto an existing gun barrel.

Descriptors :   *GUN BARRELS, *NICKEL, *TITANIUM, *PATENTS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, ALLOYS, BARRELS, FILAMENTS, HEAT, JACKETS, LAYERS, MOLYBDENUM, STEEL, TUNGSTEN, BONDING

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Guns
      Thermodynamics
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE