Accession Number : AD0448060


Title :   SOME LIMITATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGH-VELOCITY GUNS


Descriptive Note : Contract technical note


Corporate Author : GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA


Personal Author(s) : Curtis, John S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/448060.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : It is the purpose of this note to discuss the velocity regime over which the light-gas gun will be useful as a research tool. This will be done by considering the ration of accelerating forces to the strength of the projectile. The velocity achieved in any launcher is the product of the acceleration and the time of launch if the acceleration is constant, and it is the integral under the acceleration-time curve for variable-acceleration launches.


Descriptors :   *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS , ACCELERATION , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , LIGHT GAS GUNS , METALS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PROJECTILES , TEST EQUIPMENT , VELOCITY


Subject Categories : Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE