Accession Number:

AD0750187

Title:

Relationship Between Propellant Composition and Flash and Smoke Produced by Combustion Products

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 14 Jul 1958-13 Mar 1959

Corporate Author:

FRANKLIN INST PHILADELPHIA PA LABS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Part 1 of this report discusses progress on studies of gun muzzle flash, and Part 2 presents the results of work on gun smoke. A shock tube has been used to measure the ignition limits of mixtures of air and muzzle gas simulated by mixing gases in the proportions of calculated propellant combustion products. Limits have been obtained for mixtures of air and M17 muzzle gas at pressures between one and six atmospheres, and for mixtures of air and M2 muzzle gas at one atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE