PROOF TESTING AND COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF BRL 81/26-MM LIGHT-GAS GUN
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A computer program and its use to simulate the performance of a light-gas gun is described. This technique is applied to simulate proof tests of the 8126-mm light-gas gun. The analysis is extended to determine performance characteristics and maximum muzzle velocity attainable with a 29- gram launch weight. Results of computer analyses indicate that a sabotmodel combination of that weight could be launched at a velocity above 21,000 feet per second if it could be designed to withstand about 1,000,000-g acceleration loads.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods