Accession Number:

ADA160001

Title:

Blending Stick Propellant.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Development of an artillery propelling charge containing stick propellant created the need for a new blending process. Early propellant lots produced for product improvement testing demonstrated poor uniformity, but further analysis indicated the propellant was not adequately blended. This report analyzes the blending procedure used during production of the propellant lots that resulted in poor uniformity and illustrates the poor distribution of the stick propellant. A proposed blending procedure is also described which theoretically demonstrates an acceptable distribution of the propellant sticks.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE