Applications of Advanced Materials to Cannon Production
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS
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This report summarizes various techniques that were investigated as possible manufacturing methods to produce advanced alloy gun tubes. Three materials, titanium alloy Ti 38644, iron base alloy AF 1410, and aluminum matrix-silicon carbide fiber metal matrix composites Al-SiC MMC, were studied for possible application to cannon production techniques. Techniques of manufacture included induction coil shrink fitting, cold rotary forging, and manufacture in place. Material property investigations were undertaken in order to determine key critical parameters necessary to design gun tubes with the previously mentioned materials.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Properties of Metals and Alloys