Accession Number:

ADA126351

Title:

Sliding Forces and Normal Loads on Projectile Rotating Bands.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 82-14 Dec 83,

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A theory is presented to determine the projectile sliding forces in interior ballistics. Emphasis is placed on the barrel entrance region where the projectile rotating bands are impelled on to the rifling. It is proposed that the contact stress is constant and is given by a modified von Mises failure criterion. Normal loads and friction forces are dependent on the growth of the contact area which is derived from the geometrical details of the projectile and barrel. Radial displacements at the contact are included. The theory is in agreement with quasi-static and dynamic laboratory tests. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE