Accession Number:

AD0730317

Title:

Optimization Study of a Soft-Recoil Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The initial gas force is defined as the cost function in the optimization of a soft-recoil mechanism. Design parameters and their constraints are defined. The necessary equations to solve the optimization problem by steepest-descent method are derived. An 18 per cent reduction in the initial gas force was obtained and, at the same time, the constraints of the problem were satisfied. The results clearly indicate the useful applicability of optimization techniques to weapon design. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE