High-Rate Mechanical Response of Next-Generation Gun Propellants

Report No. ARL-TR-2404
Authors: Leadore, Michael G.; Pierce, Frederick B.
Date/Pages: February 2001; 46 pages
Abstract: The material test systems (MTS) servohydraulic tester (SBT) high-rate mechanical response of three lots of next-generation high-energy gun propellants was tested. The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) materials were designated by lot numbers 8177 thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)-based sheet material, 8183 TPE-based sheet material, and 8188 nitrocellulose (NC)-based sheet material. The lots are candidate propellants for the M829E3 120-mm tank gun round (Test Sets
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2001