Ambient Temperature Testing of Metallic Materials Exposed to Propellant Combustion Environments Containing Hydrogen.
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS
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Combustion gases containing hydrogen can cause severe environmental degradation and cracking in the high strength steels used in gun tubes. Although the hydrogen is evolved at the elevated temperatures of combustion, the deleterious effects of hydrogen on steel are most severe near ambient temperature.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys