Accession Number : AD0436395


Title :   DYNAMIC AND STATIC ANALYSIS OF STRAINS IN BREECHBLOCK COMPONENTS OF LARGE CALIBER WEAPONS,


Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y


Personal Author(s) : Weigle,R E


Report Date : Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : A technique for determining the stress distribution in thick plates is developed employing Timpe's solution and specializing it to the case of breechblocks utilized in large caliber howitzers and cannon. Static and dynamic strains are determined experimentally for the full scale breechblock and reasonable agreement is obtained. In all cases predicted values of strain were somewhat higher than those measured experimentally. It is concluded that useful design data can be obtained through use of the techniques described. It is further concluded from the observed static strain measurements that dynamic effects are negligible. (Author)


Descriptors :   BREECH MECHANISMS , STATICS , DYNAMICS , GUN COMPONENTS , METAL PLATES , THICKNESS , DISTRIBUTION , HOWITZERS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , ARTILLERY , LOADS(FORCES) , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , SIMULATION , PRESSURE


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