Accession Number:

AD0232645

Title:

A Study of Modernized Techniques for the Manufacture of Black Powder

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Technical Report]

Corporate Author:

CHROMALLOY CORP EVANSVILLE IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

122

Abstract:

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.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]