Accession Number:

AD0741749

Title:

An Attempt to Model the Gun Internal Ballistics Problem

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

An attempt is made to model the internal ballistics process of a powder-burning gun by replacing the actual internal ballistics process with an incremental sequence of phases. These phases are a constant-volume energy transfer phase, a shell motion and finite-amplitude wave propagation phase, a propellant motion phase, and a gas expansion and mass transfer phase. The model permits consideration of a chambered, powder-burning gun problem with unspecified pressure, density, velocity, temperature, and propellant distributions. The method of solution shows promise, but useful results have not been attained to date.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE