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Vojnotehnički glasnik
2009, vol. 57, iss. 3, pp. 28-42
article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
doi:10.5937/vojtehg0903028I


Gun barrel erosion
aVojna akademija
bVojnotehnički institut, Beograd

e-mail: simill@ptt.rs, masamisa@ptt.rs

Abstract

An overview of research into gun barrel erosion is presented in this paper. The gun bore wear is an unavoidable process during normal firing. The wear can be defined as progressive damage of the bore surface and enlargement of the bore, ultimately resulting in loss in the muzzle velocity, range and accuracy. Thermal, chemical and mechanical factors are described as major factors of gun barrel erosion. The influence of these factors is presented in the interaction of gun tube - projectile - propellant.

Keywords

gun tube; barrel; erosion; wear; temperature; abrasion; chemical affect; loss of muzzle velocity; projectile; propellant

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