Ballistic Effects of Ignition Stimulus in High-Performance Tank Ammunition.
Final rept. Feb 94-Sep 95,
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Ballistic effects of ignition stimulus in a high-performance tank propelling charge are studied through the use of a two-phase flow computer code, XKTC. The studies are conducted with an array of generic igniters that have output rates that vary along the charge length. Performance evaluations of the igniters are based on their resultant pressure behavior in the gun chamber, muzzle velocity, intergranular stress level, and other related variables. Results provide guidelines for the design of effective igniters for granular propelling charges. Details of ignition dynamics as well as their correlations with ballistic performance are explained.
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