Influence of the “Critical Velocity” Phenomenon on Chromium-Plated Gun Barrels

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Jürg Hölzle

RUAG Land Systems, Research & Materials, Allmendstrasse 86, CH-3602 Thun, Switzerland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(3), 352-354 (Aug 01, 2003) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1593701 History: Received March 14, 2003; Revised May 06, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
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Natural flexural vibrations of L55 barrel
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SIMBAD 8 simulation of L55 barrel
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Typical signal from strain gauges
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vcrit of L55 barrel versus projectile velocity




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