Accession Number : ADP004543

Title :   Mechanical Behavior of Gun Propellant during High Acceleration,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lanzerotti,M. Y. D.

Report Date : OCT 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The mechanical behavior of M30 propellant subjected to an acceleration greater than 10,000 g has been studied in an ultracentrifuge. Deformation of the propellant is measured as a function of maximum applied stress. Above an acceleration threshold, recovery of the propellant deformation is observed under zero stress. Failure is found to occur when the tensile strength is exceeded.

Descriptors :   *GUN PROPELLANTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, HIGH ACCELERATION, ULTRACENTRIFUGES, TEST METHODS, DEFORMATION, MEASUREMENT, STRESSES, FAILURE, TENSILE STRENGTH, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE