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The Influence of Additives on the Temperature, Heat Transfer, Wear, Fatigue Life, and Self Ignition Characteristics of a 155 mm Gun

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Dr. B. Lawton

Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts, SN6 8LA, UK

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(3), 315-320 (Aug 01, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1593069 History: Received March 12, 2003; Revised April 23, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Eroding-type thermocouple (top) and the method of fitting into a barrel (bottom)
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Typical temperature-time curve measured at the commencement of rifling (top) and the corresponding heat transfer-time curve (bottom)
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Maximum bore temperature for charge N and M fired in unheated barrels (top) and in barrels pre-heated to about 120°C (bottom)
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Heat transfer per round for charge N and M fired into unheated barrels (top) and into barrels preheated to about 120°C (bottom)
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Wear characteristics of propellant SC showing the marked influence of maximum bore temperature
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Influence of rate of fire on the number of rounds to cook-off when firing charge N and M
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Influence of Swedish additive on heat transfer at the commencement of rifling of a 40 mm Bofors gun
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Influence of Swedish additive on breech pressure and maximum bore temperature for four consecutive rounds (40 mm Bofors gun firing 0.17 kg of WM10)
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Influence of calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, and talc on the maximum bore temperature in a 30 mm RARDEN cannon

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