Accession Number : ADA117496


Title :   Feasibility Study: Hollow Plastic Spheres to Increase Hydraulic Fluid Compressibility


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS ENGINEERING LAB


Personal Author(s) : Kotter, J ; Saunders, B B ; Walker, J H ; Wood, M J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a117496.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : This report documents a study on the feasibility of using sub-micron size hollow plastic spheres as an energy absorbing medium in the fluid of a compressible fluid recoil mechanism for field artillery. The study identifies the properties of a polymer which theoretically will increase the compressibility of a recoil fluid.


Descriptors :   *COMPRESSION , *HYDRAULIC FLUIDS , *POLYMERS , *RECOIL MECHANISMS , ARTILLERY , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , MICROSPHERES , MODULUS OF ELASTICITY , POISSON RATIO , STRAIN RATE , THICKNESS , VISCOELASTICITY , WALLS


Subject Categories : Plastics
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE