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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261699.pdf


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
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE