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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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References

Tzeng, Jerome T., and Hopkins, David A., 1995, “Dynamic Response of Composite Gun Tubes Subjected to a Moving Internal Pressure,” Army Research Laboratory.
Simkins, T. E., 1987, “Response of a Flexural Waves in Gun Tubes,” ARCCB-TR-87008, ARDEC Benet Weapons Laboratory, Watervliet.
Simkins, T. E. et al., 1990, “Dynamic Strains in a 60 mm Gun Tube—an Experimental Study,” Proceedings of the 6th Army Symposium on Gun Dynamics, Tamiment, Pennsylvania, p. 253ff.
Simkins, T. E., 1993, “Beat Phenomena in Travelling Waves in Cylinders,” Proceedings of the 7th Army Symposium on Gun Dynamics, Newport, Rhode Island, p. 530ff.
Simkins, T. E., 1999. “The Elements of Critical Velocity Theory,” Tutorial at the 9th Army Gun Dynamics Symposium, McLean, Virginia.
Hasenbein, R. et al., 1990, “Dynamic Strain Waves—a Development Perspective,” Proceedings of the 6th Army Symposium on Gun Dynamics, Tamiment, Pennsylvania, p. 286ff.
Hasenbein, R. et al., 1993, “Dynamic Strain Waves and Permanent Bore Enlargement,” Proceedings of the 7th Army Symposium on Gun Dynamics, Newport, Rhode Island, p. 505ff.
Danby Engineering LTD., High Gill House, Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6NE, Great Britain.

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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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