Accession Number : ADA561571


Title :   Recoil Considerations for Shoulder-Fired Weapons


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 2011-Mar 2012


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


Personal Author(s) : Burns, Bruce P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561571.pdf


Report Date : May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This report reviews the physics of recoil impulse and kinetic energy and the means to alter either the magnitude of these dynamic quantities or the temporal distribution of resulting interaction forces by purposeful or serendipitous mechanical filtering. Emphasis is placed on understanding the problem and the experimental approach needed to put recoil/shoulder interactions on a firm scientific basis.


Descriptors :   *SHOULDER LAUNCHED WEAPONS , CARTRIDGES , INTERIOR BALLISTICS , KINETIC ENERGY , MUZZLE BRAKES , MUZZLE VELOCITY , RECOIL


Subject Categories : Rockets


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE