Final Report of the Rifling Profile Push Test

Report No. ARL-CR-593
Authors: Lin White; Jeff Siewert
Date/Pages: June 2007; 32 pages
Abstract: A study was conducted to assess the engraving force and the associated resistance pressure of the M855 projectile in an M16A2 barrel section. The M855 test projectiles were tested in a 2 ¿ 2 matrix, two different M16A2 barrel sections and two cross head rates, 1.3 and 3.6 in/s. The results of the testing are evaluated and potential ramifications are evaluated using the PRODAS software. Conclusions from the research are presented as well as recommendations for future testing.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2007