Accession Number:

ADA330944

Title:

The Application of Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) Propulsion Concepts to Reduce Propelling Charge Temperature Sensitivity

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 96-Jun 97

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The concept of the propelling charge temperature coefficient and its impact on gun performance is explored. Ballistic factors, in addition to the propellant burn rate dependence on initial temperature that often increases the magnitude of the propelling charge temperature coefficient, are identified and discussed. Techniques for moderating the effects of the propelling charge temperature coefficient are presented, with special emphasis on the utilization of electrothermal- chemical ETC concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE