Accession Number:

ADA243037

Title:

Development of a Design Methodology for Slipband Obturators

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 88-Aug 91

Corporate Author:

BIONETICS RESEARCH LABS INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Modern 105-mm kinetic energy KE fin-stabilized ammunitions are designed to spin at much lower rates than are created by the rifling in a M68 tank gun barrel. Spin reduction is achieved using slipband obturators. The development of a slipband obturator design methodology through a Department of Energy Department of Defense Memorandum of understanding is discussed. The results of tests compare the existing, a previous, and alternative band designs are discussed along with suggestions for future designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE