A Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Analysis to Determine Wall Ratios for a 30mm Tactical Barrel
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB
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A combined theoretical-experimental analysis procedure is presented in the determination of wall ratios for a 30mm tactical barrel. Preliminary efforts for this task were devoted to the design of a single-shot barrel fixture whereas, the current effort addresses the task of designing a barrel capable of withstanding prolonged automatic fire. The final result of this study is a recommended 30mm tactical barrel configuration based on thermal and pressure stress analyses for a prescribed firing schedule.