Accession Number:

ADA608083

Title:

Cobalt-Base Alloy Gun Barrel Study

Descriptive Note:

Journal article Oct-Nov 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2014-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Firing tests of a small caliber experimental gun barrel made of a cobalt-base alloy have been conducted with the purpose of determining the degree of wear and erosion due to excessive firing durations. The small amount of barrel material loss makes the cobalt-base alloy an excellent candidate for use as a gun liner. An unusual wear pattern resulting from this loss was observed near the muzzle. Elimination of chemical and thermal effects made a plausible explanation of the wear pattern possible

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE