Accession Number:

ADA010339

Title:

Strain Gage Instrumentation for Ammunition Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This report deals with a feasibility study on the use of electrical-resistance strain gages for quality assurance testing of ammunition. A special combination of strain gages was selected to measure the quantity on the outer surface of a test barrel. This combination of strain gages was essentially a stress gage which has several advantages over commercially available types. The combined strain signal was proportional to the circumferential stress which was related to the internal ballistic pressure. The results of ballistic firings and hydraulic tests are reported which demonstrate the feasibility of this method for acceptance testing of ammunition.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE