Accession Number:

AD0661289

Title:

PROOF TESTING AND COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF BRL 81/26-MM LIGHT-GAS GUN

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE