Title

Feasibility of Removal of the Tracer Element from Various Projectiles

Editor(s)

Gee, C.

Abstract

The feasibility of using high-pressure waterjets to remove tracer material from light weapon ammunition was investigated. Penetration of the copper cover caps and the material covering the incendiary round was accomplished quickly without the need to introduce any foreign materials such as abrasive or polymers. A jet pressure of 1000 bar was found to be sufficient to remove the copper caps on the rounds, but higher pressure is needed to penetrate harder metals, such as those at the tip of the incendiary rounds. Tests show that, at a pressure of slightly less than 700 bar the jet penetrated the target material through to the lead.

Meeting Name

17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

BHR Group Limited

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 BHR Group, All rights reserved.

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