Accession Number:

ADA330056

Title:

Multiphase Flow Analysis of the Ballistic Performance of an Anomalous LOVA Propellant Mix.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Jul-Oct 82,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Low-vulnerability LOVA gun propellants offer an attractive approach to the reduction of the probability of catastrophic kill of armored weapon systems resulting from the initiation of on-board ammunition. The particular attributes of LOVA propellants which contribute to the desired impact on vulnerability include reduced ignitability and decreased burning rates at low pressures. These same characteristics, however, may influence other aspects of the ballistic cycle, unintended and unexpected by the propellantcharge.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE