Accession Number:

ADA026046

Title:

Diagnostic Significance of Macro- and Microscopic Features of Catastrophic Gun-Tube Failures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Metallurgical analysis can provide information useful for determination of the cause of accidental in-bore prematures by 1 Determining the exact location of the shell at detonation time. 2 Determining the order of functioning. 3 Determining the direction of explosive propagation. 4 Identifying the tube or ammunition as the cause of failure. Computer simulation should be considered in future studies as a possibly more economical means of simulation than by actual induced in-bore prematures.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE