Accession Number:

ADA106081

Title:

Erosivity of LOVA Propellants

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The erosivity of a series of LOVA propellants was evaluated with the BRL 37-mm blowout gun and with heat input measured in a 105-mm M68 tank cannon. The results in the 37-mm blowout gun suggested that three of the eight propellants were as erosive as M30. Subsequent review of the closed bomb data used to calculate charge weights indicated that it is likely the extraordinary erosivity of these three propellants was caused by overestimating the propellant needed to match peak pressure of M30.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE