A Study of Modernized Techniques for the Manufacture of Black Powder
[Technical Report, Technical Report]
CHROMALLOY CORP EVANSVILLE IL
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New approaches to the production of black powder, using both solvents and non-soluting vehicles, followed by hydraulic compacting or tabletizing are investigated. Measurements of dPdt at different pressures in a closed bomb are used to compare experimental samples and commercial products. The influence of a regular geometry on ballistic performance is considered and a process for yielding a product similar to commercial black powder is developed.
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