Accession Number : ADA549143


Title :   Cost Estimate for Gun Liner Emplacement


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 2011


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD WEAPONS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : de Rosset, William S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a549143.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Recent firing success of an explosively-bonded tantalum alloy gun liner has prompted an examination of other gun liner emplacement techniques. One of them is Gun Liner Emplacement with an Elastomeric Material (GLEEM). Costs for this approach are compared to those of explosive bonding, and on a qualitative basis GLLEM is found to be less expensive. The absolute costs to use GLEEM will depend primarily on the cost of the liner and machining the rifling in the barrel. Different materials and manufacturing technologies are suggested to reduce these costs.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , *GUN BARREL LINERS , ELASTOMERS , EMPLACEMENT , MACHINING , MANUFACTURING , RIFLING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE