Accession Number:

AD0758005

Title:

Explosive Cladding Major Caliber Gun Barrels. Feasibility Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION LOUISVILLE KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the program was to determine the feasibility of, and the parameters for, explosively cladding A1S1 4130 steel liner to the inner diameter of an expended 5 inch diameter gun barrel. The initial work consisted of developing the parameters for cladding flat plates later these parameters were expanded to include cylindrical cladding of expended portions of 5 inch diameter gun barrels. Seven experimental tests were conducted using expended gun barrel portions. These tests proved the feasibility of gun barrel cladding.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE