Diagnostic Significance of Macro- and Microscopic Features of Catastrophic Gun-Tube Failures
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
- Metallurgy and Metallography