Accession Number : ADA261699
Title : Applications of Advanced Materials to Cannon Production
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS
Personal Author(s) : Troiano, Edward
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : This report summarizes various techniques that were investigated as possible manufacturing methods to produce advanced alloy gun tubes. Three materials, titanium alloy (Ti 38644), iron base alloy (AF 1410), and aluminum matrix-silicon carbide fiber metal matrix composites (Al-SiC MMC), were studied for possible application to cannon production techniques. Techniques of manufacture included induction coil shrink fitting, cold rotary forging, and manufacture in place. Material property investigations were undertaken in order to determine key critical parameters necessary to design gun tubes with the previously mentioned materials.
Descriptors : *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES , *ALUMINUM , *SILICON CARBIDES , *TITANIUM ALLOYS , *IRON ALLOYS , SIMULATION , COILS , FIBERS , PRODUCTION , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FITTINGS , LASER WELDING , INDUCTANCE , FORGING , ALLOYS , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , HIGH TEMPERATURE , TENSILE PROPERTIES , STIFFENING
Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE