Accession Number:

AD0276154

Title:

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ANALYSIS OF MUZZLE BRAKE DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

A theory of gaseous discharge from the end of a tube was constructed using an isentropic model with account taken of axial gradients in the state variables. On the assumption that the flow rates from such a tube were not appreciably altered by the presence of conventionally designed muzzle brakes, associated with a complex brake analysis, a digital computer program was written for the Royal McBee, LGP-30 which permits one to perform an analysis with relative ease. This program is included. A comprehensive bibliography on muzzle brake studies, gun induced shock, and allied fields is also included for the forces on the brake and tube were obtained for brakes of various design. In order to implement the computation of parameters associated with a complex brake analysis, a digital computer program was written for the Royal McBee, LGP-30 which permits one to perform an analysis with relative ease. This program is included. A comprehensive bibliography on muzzle brake studies, gun induced shock, and allied fields is also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE