Accession Number:

ADD015664

Title:

Prestressed Composite Gun Tube.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 24 Sep 75, patented 3 Nov 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-11-03

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A composite gun tube having a liner prestressed in compression by a surrounding cylinder formed of an appropriate Nitinol alloy. A first alternative construction utilizes Nitinol in filamentary form wrapped around the liner. A second alternative construction utilizes filamentary Nitinol embedded in the liner material. In all cases, the Nitinol is formulated so that the critical transition temperature is below that of any environment which the gun tube might encounter.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE