Accession Number:

ADA224351

Title:

Experimental Methods for Simulating the Thermal Effects of Gun Firing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1987-Jan 1989,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Evaluating the thermal performance of tank cannon components, such as thermal shrouds, muzzle reference system collimators, barrel paint, or thermal signature, by means of firing live ammunition has distinct drawbacks. Not only is range time uncertain, labor and ammunition expensive, but firing must be done outdoors, where uncontrollable environmental factors such as sunlight, precipitation, and wind may complicate the analysis and make experimental repeatability difficult. This report will discuss non-firing test alternatives, using various laboratory heating devices, to input heat to the barrel and its accessories in a controllable and repeatable fashion. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE