Accession Number:

ADB015779

Title:

Muzzle Blast Amplification

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

An experimental program is conducted having the dual goals of verifying quasisteady analyses of muzzle gasdynamics and investigating muzzle device effects on projectile accuracy. Firings are performed using a muzzle adaptor to increase blast loadings without altering the mechanical launch environment. The resulting data compare well with quasi-steady analysis and indicates that amplified muzzle gasdynamic loadings can significantly increase dispersion.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Explosions
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE