Accession Number:

ADP012124

Title:

Flame Spreading and Combustion Behavior of Gun Propellants under High Loading Density Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The ballistic performance of tank gun systems can be increased by using high loading density propellant charges. However, the exact dependency of the muzzle velocity on loading density is not known. Furthermore, there are some uncertainties associated with combustion behavior under extremely high loading density conditions. The burning rate of the propellant and the flame-spreading rate along the propellant charge could be affected by the close proximity of its neighboring propellant grains.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Guns
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE