Chapter 9. Liners for Gun Tubes—A Feasibility Study

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Ernst J. Bunning,
  2. David R. Claxton and
  3. Robert A. Giles

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch9

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Bunning, E. J., Claxton, D. R. and Giles, R. A. (1981) Liners for Gun Tubes—A Feasibility Study, in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch9

Author Information

  1. Maremont Corp. Saco, Maine 04072

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373903

Online ISBN: 9780470291092

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Keywords:

  • velocities;
  • metallic;
  • laboratory;
  • configuration;
  • diameter

Summary

The feasibility of using ceramic liners for gun tubes was investigated. Assembly techniques and interference fits were developed to maintain alpha silicon carbide tubes under compressive stress by shrink fitting into metallic sleeves. Liner and sleeve subassemblies were subsequently shrink fitted into 0.50 caliber barrels and successfully test fired.