Accession Number:

ADA440980

Title:

Wear and Erosion in Large Caliber Gun Barrels

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Wear and erosion is one of several failure mechanisms that can cause large caliber Gun Barrels to be condemned and removed from service. This paper describes the phenomenon, its causes and effects, methods that are used to passively manage it, and steps that are taken to actively mitigate it.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE