Accession Number:

ADA202919

Title:

The Blast Field Produced by a Cannon Having a Perforated Muzzle Brake

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

In a study of perforated muzzle brakes, Nagamatsu, Choi, Duffy, and Carofano calculated the three-dimensional steady flow through one vent hole and used the results to predict overall brake performance. In the present study, the analysis is extended to the calculation of the blast field. The results compare favorably with previously unpublished shadowgraphs obtained by Dillon in his experimental program. Keywords Muzzle brakes Perforated muzzle brake Internal ballistics Muzzle blast. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE