Accession Number:

ADA275783

Title:

Relationship Between Plasma Energy and Gas Generation in an Electrothermal-Chemical Gun

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A scheduled relationship between plasma energy electrical energy and the gas generation decomposition of the propellant in the combustion chamber of an electrothermal-chemical ETC gun is one of the key factors in controlling the ETC interior ballistic cycle. This relationship is investigated by using an inverse analysis model, which computes the gas generation of the propellant to analyze ETC experimental data. A heat loss function is included in the model for this investigation since heat loss is a significant factor in small-caliber guns. Electrothermal-chemical gun, Gas generation, Propellant consumed, Plasma energy, Propellants, Guns.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Guns
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE