THE PRESENTATION OF THE PROPELLANT FLOW IN A CONSTANT ACCELERATION GUN BY THE METHOD OF CHARACTERISTICS
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The propellant flow in a constant acceleration gas gun is presented by the method of characteristics. The presentation is done in Eulerian as well as Lagrangian coordinates. To illustrate the properties of constant acceleration flows and to facilitate the investigation by the method of characteristics, a simple means of generating the flow is examined in more detail. The equations describing constant acceleration flows are reviewed and extended.
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